Each summer, an average of 1500 baby birds are brought in by caring individuals and families. In 2001, we opened the Baby Bird Program, in which volunteers provide comprehensive onsite care for these baby birds. With so many baby birds vying for attention, we are always looking for caring volunteers to help us with this huge endeavor of keeping them all fed.

Participating in the program offers a great opportunity for volunteers to gain excellent animal experience and accumulate volunteer hours.  Anyone 12 years and older can join the program by registering online, attending orientation, and paying the registration fee.

Email the Baby Bird Program Coordinator for any questions or concerns: [email protected].

Baby Bird Feeder

  • Responsibilities: The Baby Bird Program is in operation from April 17th through August 4th. During this 3-month period, we ask our Baby Bird Volunteers to commit to working five 4-hour shifts.  However, volunteers may sign up for as many shifts as they want.
  • Pre-requisites:  Be at least 14 years of age, attend a 1.5-hour orientation and pay the registration fee. Minors (12-13 years of age) can participate if accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also registered.

New Baby Bird Volunteer 

  • RSVP online for a Baby Bird Orientation (Use below link to RSVP)
  • Register and pay a $25 fee at Orientation. Fee includes a program t-shirt to be worn when working shifts. After Orientation, you will receive an invitation by email to sign-up to volunteer on SignUp.com.

Volunteers Returning From The 2016 Baby Bird Program

  • Register and pay a $25 fee using the link below.  All volunteers must wear a program t-shirt when working shifts.
  • After registration and payment of your fee, you will receive an invitation by email to sign-up for feeder shifts on SignUp.com.

The Baby Bird Orientation is held at 10801 Hammerly Blvd., Suite 200 and the Baby Bird Program operates out of Suite 208.  Orientation attendance is mandatory for everyone new to the Program. After attending orientation, Baby Bird Volunteers can sign-up to work 4-hour shifts under the guidance of a Baby Bird Supervisor. Shifts run from 8 am-12 pm, 12 pm-4 pm, and 4 pm-8 pm, 7 days a week. Duties as a bird feeder include feeding birds, cleaning cages, washing bowls, food preparation and mealworm husbandry.

Dates and times of upcoming orientations can be found on the calendar. ** Court-Ordered Community Service must be pre-approved by the Volunteer Coordinator. **