Apply to Volunteer at the Center

We are currently accepting volunteer applications for the 2019 season!

Watch this video to see volunteers talk about why volunteering at the Bird Center is so important to them.

Every year, as word about our services spreads across Washtenaw County, more and more people contact us for help. We admit hundreds of baby birds every spring and summer season who need to be fed every 30 minutes from dawn to dusk. We also accept injury cases that require a lot of time from our staff. Even if you can only spare a couple of hours a week, your help will make a big difference in the lives of orphaned and injured birds. You tell us when you can volunteer and we will work you into the schedule.

Seeing these babies grow right before your eyes is a very rewarding experience. And there is nothing like seeing an injured bird successfully rehabilitated and ready to be returned back to its natural habitat.

There are many jobs that need doing–not just feeding birds. Here is just a sample of the many jobs we do:

  • Experienced volunteers can be trained to answer calls and enter data into our system.
  • Feed birds.
  • Keep their enclosure clean.
  • Prepare/make food.
  • Help with projects.
  • Help with errands.
  • Help birds with enrichment.
  • Laundry.
  • Gardening at the Center.

2019 Volunteer Orientation

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:30am – 12pm.
Where: Washtenaw Community College, Gunder Myran Building Room #319.

This orientation is not required for new volunteers, but it is highly recommended!

Visit our Facebook Event Page for more information and to RSVP!

To join our list of volunteers, contact us at and fill out the following forms:

Volunteer Contact Form
Volunteer Application Form

We are an equal opportunity employer and volunteer organization.