Next Volunteer Orientation is Nov 14th, Wednesday night at 6 pm, at our shelter.

Volunteer

630-640-4924

Rescue, Educate, Share Experiences
GCC Bird Society Adoption and Rescue Center
...for the love of birds

One of our blue and gold Macaws

Volunteer!!! We need you!

Email: volunteer@gccbc.org

There are many people willing to work with dog and cat rescues, but unfortunately, the volunteer participation with pet birds is very minimal. As a non-for-profit organization, we rely solely on the care and help of our volunteer staff. Our organization is ALWAYS in need of extra hands to provide for our birds daily care.

Requirements:

Experience is NOT required to volunteer with us...only a desire to learn about the proper care of exotic birds, willing participation in the necessity of proper cleaning of our birds cages and shelter, and the ability to follow procedures as set forth by our Adoption Decision Committee and Board of Directors of GCC Bird Society. The benefit is the friendship you will form with these comical and special creatures as well as the satisfaction of helping a parrot to stay safe and healthy while we seek their new forever home.

You will need to complete the Volunteer Application; (special requirements are involved for minors who wish to volunteer)...download the form. Bring the form into the shelter when you are able to start or email: volunteer@gccbc.org.

Volunteers are needed 10 am to 2 pm, 7 days a week. You can discuss your preferred day and amount of time you wish to volunteer with our Volunteer coordinator. We especially value those who can commit to a regularly scheduled day(s). However, we welcome any available time you may be able to donate. Please contact us by email first if possible, so that we may be prepared in advance for your training.

The Daily Shelter Manager or other experienced volunteers will provide basic training your first day if you haven't attended an orientation. (We are currently providing Volunteer Orientation sessions; call the shelter for details.) The Manager of the day oversees shelter operations and ensures proper procedure is being followed. The manager is usually a member of the Board of Directors or an Executive Officer of the society. (These positions are completely voluntary as well).

If you have a desire to become more involved in an active role, we welcome fresh faces in our shelter work and society educational programs and invite you to become a member. You will always be welcome to become a part of our team!

There is at least one annual Appreciation Party with prizes for our volunteers...dates very by year, and we welcome our Volunteers to attend our Annual Holiday Party in December.

Thank you for your interest in working with these marvelous, intelligent creatures...we hope to meet you soon!