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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 272 people are interested

Our parrot and exotic bird rescue could use your help!

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ORGANIZATION: Northeast Avian Rescue, Inc.

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 272 people are interested

We are looking for passionate animal lovers who are willing to help us in our rescue and who are not afraid to get their hands a little dirty once in a while. We are a 501(c)(3) specialty animal shelter dedicated solely to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of abused, neglected and otherwise unwanted parrots and pet birds. We handle approximately 300 cases per year with 100+ birds in the shelter at any given time.

This volunteer opportunity is open to people with or without bird experience. Primarily we need help with housekeeping (cage cleaning, etc.) and socialization/rehabilitation, as well as occasional administrative duties.

Whether you're available a few hours a day or a couple hours a month, we'd love to hear from you. Every little bit helps and, believe it or not, even if you're an occasional visitor to the rescue, it helps the birds in ways that might surprise you.

Helping out with these animals can be extremely rewarding and, for the right people, a whole lot of fun. Why don't you join us?

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please fill out our volunteer application at this link: Volunteer Application (rescueparrots.org)

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About Northeast Avian Rescue, Inc.


13 Couse Place, East Greenbush, NY 12061, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Northeast Avian Rescue is:

  • To inform the public about the proper care for avian pets.
  • To remove pet birds from situations that are abusive, endangering or neglectful when permitted.
  • To provide foster care for birds which can no longer remain with their owners.
  • To place rescued or fostered birds into permanent adoptive homes.
  • To discourage avian breeding for the pet trade, in favor of adoption.


The goal of NEAR is to rescue, rehaiblitate and re-home abused, neglected and otherwise unwanted parrots and other exotic pet birds. We seek experienced and inexperienced adopters for the various shapes, sizes and breeds of birds arriving in our shelter on a near-daily basis. We offer as many services as possible to support our birds and charge no adoption or other rescue-releated fees.




We'll work with your schedule.


11 Couse Pl.East Greenbush, NY 12061


  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach
  • Animal Care / Handling


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Time commitment is flexible and can vary. Volunteer hours between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM, seven days a week.
  • Minimum age to volunteer is 16. For applicants under the age of 18, a parent/guardian must accompany the volunteer for the first visit.

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