Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Sessions


Saturday, March 9, 10-11:30am

Thursday, March 14, 6-7:30pm

Saturday, April 13, 10-11:30am

Thursday, April 18, 6-7:30pm

Held in our Wildlife Response Annex

Please Click Here to Reserve a Space


 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.

How to Get Involved:

Attend one of our upcoming Volunteer Information Sessions at the Wildlife Response Annex classroom to discover the different volunteer opportunities and how to apply. Winter Information Sessions will be held Saturday, March 9, 10-11:30am and Thursday, March 14, 6-7:30pm. Spring Information Sessions will be held Saturday, April 13, 10-11:30am and Thursday, April 18, 6-7:30pm.

Main areas where volunteer support is needed include Front Desk Reception, Bird Care, and Clinic Support. Those who are interested may complete an application, ask questions, and talk to current volunteers. Volunteer applicants will then be notified about new Volunteer Orientation and other training as needed.
Please join us to learn more about these roles and how YOU can make a difference for our native, wild birds!

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


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