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Volunteer

How To Help

Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab needs volunteers to help feed and care for sick, injured and orphaned wild birds as well as for support tasks. Volunteers feed birds, clean cages, transport birds to and from vet appointments, release birds back into the wild and rescue/capture birds in need. It is hard work but very rewarding for kind and nurturing people who love wild life and who want to make a difference in their lives. Training is provided.

We do not receive any financial assistance from the Colorado Division of Wildlife or any government agency. We rely on donations from the public and volunteers. Cash donations are always welcome.

Additionally, Wild Bird has volunteer opportunities for individuals who don’t wish to or can’t volunteer to work directly with the birds.  Volunteers can assist with fundraising, public outreach, newsletters, making bird nests and folding bird “diapers”, washing dishes, doing laundry, building and maintenance of the Wild Bird facility, and technology concerns including the maintenance of the website.

Interested individuals should download and fill out the Volunteer Application Form and mail it to the address indicated on the form.

What Volunteer Positions Interest You Most?

The following requirements must be met before becoming a Wild B.I.R.D Volunteer:

  • You must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • You must have a current tetanus shot
  • You must complete the on-site volunteer orientation
  • You must have a strong interest in caring for birds
Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab Volunteer Rules

Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab Volunteer Rules

In an effort to help injured and orphaned birds, Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab has adopted the following rules that apply to volunteers:

  1. If in doubt, please ask before undertaking any action.
  2. If you are injured in any way while at Wild Bird, please report your injury immediately to the shift leader.
  3. Please take care of yourself! We ask that you wash your hands frequently and that you wear protective gloves and masks when appropriate.
  4. No visitors are permitted at the Rehabilitation Center unless authorized by the on-call rehabilitator(s).
  5. Please move quietly and slowly when in the bird care areas.
  6. Some birds require special care.  Treat only those birds that you have been asked to treat.
  7. If you are unable to be at Wild Bird at your scheduled time, please arrange for a substitute for your shift from the list of approved volunteers and then notify your volunteer coordinator.  Please give us 24 hour notice of the change in shift personnel, so we know to expect the change.
  8. Please remember that only Directors or designated employees are authorized to speak or write on behalf of Wild Bird. Please refer all media questions, requests, or inquires to the Executive Director, Denise Peters.
  9. On occasion, for publicity of public relations purposes, we may photograph you during our volunteer work.  Before publishing the photographs, we will ask you to sign a photographic release.
  10. We may make reference to your work as a volunteer in either our publications or educations activities.  If you do not want your name mentioned in either of these contexts, please notify the Executive Director in writing.

We hope that your volunteer work here proves to be a positive, rewarding experience for you, as well as for Wild Bird and the birds under our care.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the operation of Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab, please contact Denise at denise@wildbirdrehab.com

WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

This document MUST be signed below

I know that my volunteer services will be performed by me at my own risk.  I recognize and accept the fact that, in handling wild birds, I may be injured.  I understand Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab, Inc. is not liable for any personal injury that I may suffer while on the premises at Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab or while acting as a volunteer at Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab.

On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives, and assigns, and as part of the WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY, I agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. I am aware of the dangers and risks that are associated with volunteer activities that I may undertake on behalf of or at the direction of Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab. I have read the information provided on zoonoses.
  2. I hereby release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmlessWild Bird Rescue & Rehab (and its agents, Directors, employees, and staff) from any and all claims, causes of actions, and demands of any kind or nature that may arise from any personal injury that I may incur or suffer at Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab’s premises or while performing any services for on behalf of Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab.
  3. I confirm that all the information supplied on this application is true and correct.  I also acknowledge that Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab has the absolute right to terminate my volunteer participation at any time and such decision is solely within Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab’s discretion.
  4. I further acknowledge that I am neither an agent for nor a representative of Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab.
  5. I have read Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab’s volunteer rules.  As long as I am a volunteer at Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab, I agree that I will follow the current rules, regulations and instruction of Wild Bird Rescue & Rehab in performing my volunteer activities. 

THANK YOU FOR BECOMING A WILD BIRD VOLUNTEER! WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO HELP THE BIRDS WITHOUT YOUR ASSISTANCE!

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