Apply to Volunteer at the Center

We are currently accepting volunteer applications for the 2020 season!

To join our list of volunteers, contact us at birdteamvolunteer@gmail.com and fill out the following forms:

Volunteer Contact Form

2020 Volunteer Orientation

Cedar waxwings on nest.

Saturday, March 28, 2020
9:30am – 12pm

WCC Gunder Myran Building
Room 319

The Bird Center could not operate without the help of volunteers! At this orientation, we’ll answer all of your questions about volunteering at the Bird Center and what we do to help birds!

We’ll talk about the different positions available, what you’ll be doing as a volunteer, and we’ll watch a quick Bird Center video to help you get to know us better. Snacks and refreshments provided! This orientation is NOT required to volunteer with us, but it’s highly recommended. We hope to see you there!

Get a head start by filling out your application now!

Volunteer Video

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

Volunteering at the Bird Center

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.

Volunteer Duties

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 – we are currently accepting applications for this position. Any help given to reduce rehabber’s time away from the birds will be beneficial!
  • Feed birds.
  • Keep their enclosure clean.
  • Prepare/make food.
  • Help with projects.
  • Help with errands.
  • Help birds with enrichment.
  • Laundry.
  • Gardening at the Center.

We are an equal opportunity employer and volunteer organization.