Become A Volunteer!

We need you.

Who can volunteer?

We need volunteers of all shapes and sizes!  There are many different ways you can volunteer. Whether you want to work hands on or help run the rescue effort, there is something for everyone.

For more details on volunteer requirements, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Debbie Miller at volunteer@skywatchbirdrescue.org.

What are the benefits?

Feeding these cuties does not feel like work at all, the time passes by so quickly. Your shift will be over before you know it! Volunteering during baby bird season is very rewarding. You get to watch these babies develop into fledglings and ultimately adults who are ready to be released. It is well worth your time and effort. 

Ways to Volunteer

Working On-Site

SkyWatch volunteers help to feed birds, clean cages, and do other odds and ends around the rescue. In the off-season this is a one shift position for the duration of 2.5 hours. In season, this is a two shift per week position, requiring 3 hour shifts.

Transporter

Transports are one of the most critical parts of rescuing birds. If you choose to be on the transport list, you will be contacted when there is a bird in your area that needs to be picked up and brought to the rehab room. No special training or skills are required, most of the time we just need the bird kept in a box or a safe place off the streets so it can be confined until you bring it in.

Administrative/Marketing

If you would like to help from home or perhaps with tasks not directly dealing with our feathered patients, we also have administrative opportunities and marketing opportunities. This might include helping with fundraising efforts, promoting and helping with events, distributing flyers, and more.

Hotline Coordinator

Much like an ambulance dispatcher, you will be on a hotline that handles calls about injured birds. You would have a set shift time where you would need to be available to take phone calls and then arrange for a transporter to pick up a bird and deliver it to the rescue. You would perform this task from your home.

SkyWatch Helper

An on-site helper who can commit to one 3hr shift per week. This position will not work directly with rescue patients but more house-keeping type tasks. (These tasks might include: Rescue laundry, mulching, planting etc. 

From our Founder

As you might imagine, during Spring and Summer we get an influx of calls about injured birds, especially orphaned baby birds like song birds. While I’m on my way to pick one up, I get three more phone calls about other injured or orphaned birds accross town. I am in great need of help transporting the birds. This simply means that if I get too many calls about reported injured birds, I have volunteers I can call to go and pick up the injured bird in your area, and bring them to me, (or transport to other rehab facilities that I work with).

Even if you can just do this once a week, it’s a huge help and it gets the injured birds the help they need much faster! You can choose which areas of town you wish to cover, and how often you are available. It’s simple and easy. Training will be provided to you. If you are interested in working more hands on with the birds or learning how to catch them, this is a great way of learning! Please fill out the Volunteer Form below to be considered, or contact us for more information.

Amelia Mason, Director

Contact by Email

Questions about our volunteer opportunities?  Contact us by email at volunteer@skywatchbirdrescue.org.


Volunteer Form

Ready to make a difference?  Please fill out the Volunteer Form below to get started.

Volunteer Form

*All volunteers must be 18yrs of age or older*

Your Name (*required)

Your Address (*required)

Date of Birth (*required)

Your Phone Number (*required)

Your Email (*required)

What type of volunteering are you interested in? (*required)
Hands on volunteers and capturing volunteers must have no allergies, a healthy immune system, and no physical limitations. Some positions require that you take a capturing and handling class.
Capturing & TransportingTransporting onlyFundraising (Dinner Events, silent auctions, yard sales etc.)Working On-Site (Feeding, Cleaning, etc.)Administrative (work from home)

When are you available to volunteer? (*required)

Can you commit to a weekly schedule?(*required)
yesno

Reason for Volunteering (*required)
College creditInterested in helping birdsCommunity Service

If you selected "Community Service" in the previous question please describe in detail why you must perform community service (i.e. graduation requirement, criminal offense - be specific, citizenship requirement, etc.)

Prior skills or experience (it's okay if you don't have any!)

Do you have reliable transportation?
yesno

*If you have selected "Capturing & Transporting", "Transporting", or "Working Onsite", please answer the following questions: *

Do you have any physical limitations? (*required)
yesno

If you answered yes to the above question please describe your limitations in the area below.(*required)

Are you able to run if necessary?(*required)
yesno

Additional Comments

*Skywatch Bird Rescue Conducts Background Checks on all Volunteers*