Apply to Volunteer at the Center

We are currently accepting volunteer applications for the 2021 season!

To get started volunteering at the Bird Center of Michigan, please fill out the application below and return it to volunteer@birdcentermi.org.

Volunteering at the Bird Center

Every year, as word about our services spreads across Michigan, more and more people contact us for help. We admit hundreds of baby birds every spring and summer season who need to be fed every 30 minutes from dawn to dusk. We also accept injury cases that require a lot of time from our staff. Even if you can only spare a couple of hours a week, your help will make a big difference in the lives of orphaned and injured birds. You tell us when you can volunteer and we will work you into the schedule.

Seeing these babies grow right before your eyes is a very rewarding experience. And there is nothing like seeing an injured bird successfully rehabilitated and ready to be returned back to its natural habitat.

Watch this video to see volunteers talk about why volunteering at the Bird Center is so important to them:

Volunteer Duties

There are many jobs that need doing–not just feeding birds. Here is just a sample of the many jobs we do:

  • Experienced volunteers can be trained to answer calls and enter data into our system.
  • Keep enclosures clean.
  • Prepare/make food.
  • Help with projects.
  • Help with errands.
  • Help birds with enrichment.
  • Laundry.
  • Gardening at the Center.

BCMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our volunteer opportunities are open to all. We value diversity and do not permit any discrimination against applicants, employees, or volunteers on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or disability, or any other status protected by applicable law or statute in any of our policies or program.