Volunteer Position Available!

The Bird Center of Washtenaw County is looking for experienced volunteer help for the 2019 season!

A normal busy day at the bird center consists of feeding and cleaning birds, examining birds, doing intakes and computer data, answering calls, and so much more! To help out the supervisors and interns this season, we are looking for a volunteer that would like to do a little extra work or a little something different. This position is good for someone that doesn’t want to just feed, clean, or wash dirty dishes! Or this position is for someone that may need to sit more or is just good with computers and/or people.

We pride ourselves for taking over 2,500 phone calls a season. We don’t let the machine pick up unless we are extremely busy. We don’t even have call waiting so we make sure every call goes through and is answered. It is hard though to answer calls and talk to concerned people for 5-10 minutes when you have hungry mouths to feed demanding food every 25 minutes! We could use some help. To answer calls, you do need some patience and have good communication skills. We will teach you the rest!

It is also hard to enter bird data into Wild-One, our entry system, while we are busy doing bird work. The system is pretty simple and the intake forms people fill out coincide with the program. Wild One also sent us this year definitions for some of the terms the program uses to better help.

We will train the person(s) that accept this job, but it does help to have some bird knowledge/experience. For more information about this position, or if you have interest, please email our clinic director Andrea Aiuto at birdcentermanager@gmail.com.