Are you looking to make some new feathered friends? Phoenix Landing Foundation is looking for onsite volunteers to help with parrot care, enrichment, training, and other onsite opportunities. --Duties might include things like:
- Parrot Care - Our parrot care volunteers are vital to making sure our parrots are nourished, clean, and healthy! Duties might include preparing and serving birdie breakfast or dinner, changing papers, cleaning cages and food/water bowls, sweeping, and more. This opportunity is a great way for anyone to get involved with our adoption center. Whether you want to learn a little more about parrot husbandry or you are already an experienced parrot caretaker looking to contribute your efforts, this is a vital role for onsite volunteers.
- Enrichment - There are also endless opportunities for enrichment once routine duties are finished, or for volunteers who cannot engage in general care. Toy-making is one of our most popular forms of onsite enrichment. You can make toys for the birds at the adoption center using supplies available onsite. This helps us keep the birds busy! Volunteers also get creative with other forms of enrichment, like reading stories to the birds after bedtime, or dance parties with the birds as they eat their dinner. If you have other ideas we’d love to hear them -- the possibilities are endless!
- Training - If you have experience with positive reinforcement training already, help teach birds the birds here basic husbandry behaviors like touching a target stick, stationing, taking juice from a syringe, and trimming toenails through cage bars, that will help with their care. Previous experience with clicker/positive reinforcement training required at this time.
- Other - Dedicated volunteers make it possible for our adoption center to run smoothly in so many ways! These include horticultural opportunities like weeding and gardening; running the Helping Parrots store; maintenance, construction and repairs; cleaning and organizing; and so much more.