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 Charlie with his favorite assistant, Casper the Umbrella Cockatoo

Volunteer Handyman Charlie with his favorite assistant, Casper the Umbrella Cockatoo

Ways to get involved:

  • Docent Programs

  • 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.

  • College Internships:
    Internships are typically 8-16 hours a week for a 3-6 month period to meet the desired outcome. Internships focus on 3 areas: animal husbandry in a sanctuary setting, public interaction and education.

  • Special Events:
    Volunteers help with marketing and setting up fundraising events, summer programs and community engagement events as well as working the events.

  • 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 February 2019

  • Annie Trembley

  • Donna Fipps

  • Barbara Wells

  • Rachael Barry

  • April Williams

  • Sara Gannon

  • Krista Millen

  • Ivy Grenard

  • Kate Hansen

  • Gwen Edwards

  • Emma Lee

  • Larry Morrison

  • Kathleen Sullivan

  • Lakshmi Anand

  • Ariel Salarda

  • Susan Seaboch

  • Fiona Deng

  • Nicole Miani

  • Alycia Ficano

  • Serena Whitaker

  • Henry Betts

  • Lain West

  • Sam Marisal

  • Megan Brown

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.