Click here to download a Volunteer Application and mail or email it to us, or just drop by and we will find the position that is right for you.
The following volunteer jobs are available.
Hospital Support Staff
Prepare meals for the birds, wash dishes, clean indoor cages.
Rake cages, empty and clean pools, feed the birds.
Cut brush and vines, pull weeds, sweep walkways, empty trash cans.
Enter data, answer phones, fold newspapers to be placed in the cages of injured birds.
After training, be put on our call list to rescue birds.
SOS’s efforts are supported by donations, fundraising events, and some grants.
Our Guide Program is available to volunteers who would like to share their love of birds with visitors to Save Our Seabirds. It’s for individuals who would enjoy speaking to visitors as they walk around our bird sanctuary and telling them about:
- our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured birds
- details about the particular bird species
- how specific birds were injured
No experience in being a guide or birder is necessary. If this is something that would interest you and you can devote one afternoon per week (or more if you so choose) please download the volunteer form and highlight your interest in becoming a guide. Then SOS will contact you and put you in touch with our Guide Coordinator for a personalized tour along with written information about our mission and the specific resident birds that we have at SOS. The Guide Coordinator will also update you regularly on any new birds that have come in and share recent information that you can impart to visitors.
We have also recently developed accredited Science Class Field trips in conjunction with our good neighbors at Mote Marine Laboratory. Guides who are interested in touring with and teaching school children are invited to participate in our special training programs for Field Trip Guides Click here.