Youth Volunteers

Youth 15-18 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. If you are younger than 15 and wish to volunteer, please visit the Family Volunteer page.

We accept applications for youth volunteers twice per year. The next application deadline is 11:59pm September 21, 2019 for orientation on October 5, 2019 at 1:30pm. 

What to expect after you submit an application:

  • Confirmation that we have received your application
  • A link to a short survey, where you will answer questions about your volunteer service (this is part of the application process)
  • Orientation and training for volunteer service, if selected

Do not expect to start volunteering immediately.

Youth volunteers regularly help with:

  • Maintaining our gardens on grounds
  • Communicating to guests about the birds in Tracy Aviary’s care
  • Setting up for special events
  • Facilitating crafts and other activities during special events
  • Coordinating our Teen STEAM Cafés

Click the button below to submit your application! 

Apply to Volunteer