If you are over 18+ years of age and looking for an ongoing volunteer experience at Tracy Aviary, click the button below to complete our application. Read more about volunteer opportunities in various departments before submitting your application.
Annual Upkeep: Tracy Aviary plants hundreds of annuals every season to beautify grounds. Assist our horticulture staff in keeping these annual pots looking beautiful and healthy by watering them once (or twice) a week. This position requires standing and walking for at least 2 hours. Training on hose and watering techniques provided.
Aviculture: Work closely with the keepers to help take care of the birds. Tasks include making diets, washing dishes, projects, and observations. This volunteer position has levels that allow more responsibilities, including working with birds at the keeper’s discretion, and independence as you move up.
Education: Inspire curiosity and caring by helping our guests connect with birds and nature! Aid in creating new bird nerds by bringing out artifacts, telling a story about our birds, or connecting with program participants! Strong communication skills are highly encouraged for this volunteer position. **Education volunteers are required to complete our training program. Next training: April 22nd, 29th, and May 6th. Apply now!
Facilities: Work closely with our maintenance staff on special construction and renovation projects to improve Tracy Aviary's grounds. Specialized skills are preferred but not required.
Garden Assistant: Tracy Aviary grounds are considered an urban oasis for both birds and people. We strive to create beautiful and inspiring gardens filled with native and interesting plants. This volunteer opportunity will have you learning about bird friendly habitats and getting your hands dirty in no time. New to gardening? No problem! We’d love to have you join and promise you’ll catch on quickly.
Interiorscape Assistant: Do you have a green thumb? Gain firsthand experience caring for indoor plants by watering, cleaning, staging, checking for pests, and more. This position requires a dedicated volunteer willing to volunteer for up to 3 hours one day per week. Training provided!
Office Assistant: If helping Tracy Aviary grow and develop is your passion, then join our administrative team! As an office assistant volunteer, you'll help with essential fundraising and development projects. This volunteer role is ideal for anyone with an interest in or past experience with event planning and has strong organization skills. Volunteers who can commit to at least 10 hours a month are preferred. Days and times are flexible.
Special Events: Help make Tracy Aviary-wide events a success for guests of all ages. These volunteers assist with activities, crafts, and guest interactions during special events like Urban Bird Festival, International Vulture Awareness Day, Halloween Hoot, and more!