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National Aviary in Pittsburgh

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Department: Animal Programs

Volunteer Job title: Education Volunteer

Supervised by: Education Manager


Days needed: ALL

Number of hours required: 2-4 hours per class, 3-4 classes per month

Specific time/ shift required: Varying hours revolving around pre-scheduled classes. Generally 9:00 am - 3:00 pm/ Occasional evening hours.

A National Aviary education volunteer is a front line educator who teaches classes about birds: their characteristics, adaptations, threats and role in the environment. Educators share their passion for birds and conservation issues by teaching students from an established curriculum.

Volunteer duties:

  • Serve as an educator and ambassador for the National Aviary.
  • Prepare for, set up and deliver educational programming to groups of school children from PreK to high school.
  • Communicate with the program requestor several days prior to the class to confirm details.
  • Continually work toward establishing and maintaining good working relationships with animal ambassadors.


  • Experience teaching in formal or informal education settings.
  • Enjoy engaging children of all ages
  • Attend training classes at the National Aviary.
  • Have a clear criminal background check and child abuse history.
  • Submit for FBI fingerprinting or sign waiver if eligible.
  • Have reliable and convenient internet access.
  • Attend new volunteer orientation
  • Attend at least 6 of 11 Saturday monthly meetings per year.
  • Commit to a minimum of 100 hours of service per year.
  • Commit to selecting schedule at least one month in advance

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Animals Education & Literacy Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


700 Arch StreetPittsburgh, PA 15212



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Environmental Education
  • General Education
  • Environmental Science


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12+ hours a month, 100 hours per year
  • Previous, formal, teaching experience

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