Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Sessions

Interested in Volunteering?

Caring for injured, orphaned, or oiled birds is a rewarding challenge. Tri-State’s professional staff is augmented by over 200 active volunteers who donate more than 20,000 hours annually to help care for birds and keep the center running smoothly. Talents are needed in a variety of areas such as bird care, public education, patient reception, landscaping and maintenance, office support, fundraising, marketing, and special events.

Volunteer collage

Tri-State is always in need of individuals willing to help transport birds to or from the Center. Some callers are unable or unwilling to bring in a bird they have found, so volunteers are needed to pick them up. When a bird is located farther away than one transporter wants to drive, two or more volunteers may be arranged as a “relay” of sorts to get our bird to the clinic for care.

Age Requirements:
To work in bird care in our Wild Bird Clinic, volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
To work in oiled wildlife response, volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have been trained in bird care as a clinic volunteer. Volunteer opportunities are available for those 14-16 years of age in clinic support.

If you are interested in volunteering, or for more information, contact us or call (302) 737-9543.
For more information about volunteer duties, click on the job descriptions:

Bird Care volunteer description          Transporter volunteer description

Clinic Support volunteer description        Development volunteer description

Please note the summer is our busiest time of the year and we are unable to offer training to new volunteers at this time due to limited resources. We will be offering more training in September. Please check back for dates and information.


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