Volunteers make things work

You can make a difference in the lives of birds at Free Flight. People help birds while birds help people. 

The volunteer opportunities are flexible and work with your availability. A minimum twice monthly 2-hour shift is required, except for special events and maintenance volunteers.

Volunteer Handyman

Volunteer Handyman

Ways to get involved:

  • Adults ages 18+ Avian Care and Socialization:
    Duties include cage cleaning, yard cleanup, feeding the birds, and helping visitors socialize with the birds. 
  • Sanctuary Maintenance:  
    Help with repairs, yard work and miscellaneous tasks. 
  • Special Events:
    Volunteers help with marketing and setting up fundraising events, summer programs and community engagement events as well as working the events.            
  • High School and College Internships: 
    Internships are typically 8-16 hours a week for a 2-6 month period to meet the desired outcome. Internships focus on 3 areas: animal husbandry in a sanctuary setting, public interaction and education.
  • Community Agency Partnerships Opportunities:  
    Free Flight works with local agencies that give individuals opportunities to volunteer in order to gain job skills.
  • Job Skills Training Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities: 
    Free Flight works with local agencies that give individuals with disabilities opportunities to acquire job skills.

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Volunteer Benefits:

  • Make a difference
  • Gain experience while having fun
  • Broaden your education

Special Thanks to Our Recent volunteers:

as of May 2016

  • Dominique Duren
  • Isabelle Zapata (Intern)
  • Shawn Greenmyer
  • Paige Novy
  • Amanda Lindenmeyer
  • Tanya Saluk
  • Beverly Berkowitz
  • Margie Vassall
  • Malinda Bryant
  • Sara Biscoe
  • Brian Pescar
  • Charlie Conner
  • Laura Barish
  • Diane Huff
  • Valentina Porro
  • Camille Rosefeld
  • Ana Carolina
  • Stephan Merkle
  • Kaitlyn Wang
  • Cara Staley
  • Mary Zito
  • Jessica Craft

Free Flight relies on our dedicated volunteers who help us everyday. 

Thank you!


Thanks to Carmel Valley Boy Scout Troop 765 for volunteering to build a new enclosure for our crowned crane, Princess!

Thanks to Carmel Valley Boy Scout Troop 765 for volunteering to build a new enclosure for our crowned crane, Princess!

Did You Know?
Many parrot species are still threatened by trade as well as habitat loss, predation by introduced species, and being hunted for food or feathers.