Youth 16-18 years of age are welcome to volunteer with any department except Aviculture. This is for the safety of both our birds and our volunteers. If you want experience with bird care or training, we recommend our behind-the-scenes opportunities such as Keeper for a Day and Trainer for a Day. You can also find out more about working in the zoo field here.
If you are looking for a volunteer experience, please review the positions available below and then click the button to apply for our volunteer program.
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.
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!