Volunteering with the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center

The entirety of the work done by the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is made possible solely with the help of our dedicated, professional, and passionate team of volunteers. Our volunteers help our staff to complete a multitude of daily tasks including emergency bird transportation, scrubbing our boardwalks, assistance with academic programs, office/administrative work, enclosure maintenance, and gift shop operations just to name a few key areas. Work done by our volunteers truly can be seen in every corner of the Bird Center, and our team is grateful for every volunteer that is willing to offer their time, energy, and expertise to help us to Keep Them Flying! We strongly encourage anyone that is interested in making an impact in nature conservation efforts in the Florida Keys to investigate how you can best help to preserve our fragile ecosystem, and how you can help the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center to better fulfill it’s mission.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

The Process

There are no monetary fees or donation requirements associated with volunteering with our organization, but all volunteer positions do require the submission of an application, background check, interview, facilities tour, and training by our staff. Upon submission, all volunteer applications are required to sit for a minimum of 24 hours before being reviewed and approved by the Volunteer Coordinator. Most of the positions listed above require the prospective volunteer to be at least 18 years of age, but youth volunteering position are available. Many of our volunteers working in multiple areas of interest, and cross training is available.

The First Step

All of our prospective volunteers are encouraged to complete and submit a volunteering application either online or in person. Online applications can be submitted by following the one of the listings above or by clicking here. Applications may be submitted in person at our administrative offices at 92080 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Florida 33070.

For more information about a specific volunteering opportunity or about volunteering with the FKWBRC in general please feel free to contact us.