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Wild Nest Bird Rehab Volunteer Opportunity

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We are a nonprofit wild songbird rehabilitation center serving metro-Atlanta and surrounding areas. Volunteer opportunities are open for various positions including:

Bird care - care and feeding of orphaned and/or injured birds, cleaning bird housing, creating diets, weight checks, and general care. Training is included. Bird care volunteers may include those with more advanced abilities and experience in the veterinary field.

General help - cleaning, organizing, copying, data entry, supplies inventory, laundry, etc.

PR/social media - work with managers to develop content for social media outlets

Fundraising/Events - work on committee to develop fundraising plans and events, attend events

Facilities maintenance - maintaining the building and grounds

Remote - we may have projects that can be worked on remotely

Our center in Decatur follows Covid-19 guidelines: masks are required inside the facility and all volunteers are required to be vaccinated.

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500 S. Columbia Dr., Hemphill Cottage, DECATUR, GA 30030, US

Mission Statement

Mission: To Rehabilitate and Release Songbirds and Preserve and Protect All Birds Found on every continent, across every ocean, and in every imaginable ecosystem, birds are vital to the health of our planet. The environmental services they provide, including pest control, pollination, seed dispersal, clean-up services, and more, balance our ecosystems and save us billions of dollars each year. Accessible to everyone, songbirds offer a ready way to enjoy wildlife and connect with nature.


Wild Nest Bird Rehabilitation was created out of passion and necessity. Currently, no other rehabilitation facility dedicated to songbirds exists in Georgia, and fewer than a dozen state- and federally-permitted private bird rehabilitators practice in the state, usually working in their homes and paying expenses out of pocket. Wild Nest’s beginnings were much the same. From years, Wild Nest founder and executive director Nancy Eilen cared for hundreds of wild birds in her home. In early 2021, Nancy founded Wild Nest, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization helping birds in metro Atlanta and beyond. With a flock of committed volunteers, Wild Nest endeavors to rehabilitate and release songbirds in need and to preserve and protect all birds through educating the public about what we can all do to reduce threats to birds and create a safer, healthier world for all living beings.


Animals, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


500 South Columbia DrDECATUR, GA 30030



  • Environmental Education
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Gardening
  • Basic Computer Skills


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We appreciate a commitment to 4 hours per week if possible. Various shifts are available with great flexibility. Bird care needs peak in Spring and Summer months.
  • One in-person orientation is required before training begins. Training includes online classwork and service at the center, with skill level advancement opportunities for those interested.

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