Being a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on our dedicated and passionate volunteers to operate and maintain our 1.5 acre facility. It is these volunteers which allow us at Seaside to carry on our mission of rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing wild birds.
Rescue Team Volunteers are responsible for going offsite to rescue injured birds and transporting them back to the Sanctuary's hospital. This is an on call position where the volunteer would get a call from the Sanctuary after receiving a call over the Sanctuary's rescue hotline. Rescue volunteers can choose what geographical location they will cover, as well as what days and times they are available to be on call.
*Special onsite training is required for this position.
Hospital Assistants work in the Sanctuary's hospital, assisting hospital staff with numerous duties such as food prep, feeding, cleaning cages, restraining birds during examination, filling out patient medical charts, admitting injured birds, general hospital cleaning, laundry, etc.
*Certain hospital duties require special training before allowed to perform.
Outdoor Avian Care Assistants assist the Sanctuary's Nutrition & Habitat Specialist with various outdoor duties in the Sanctuary including food prep, feeding, cleaning pools, raking aviaries, scrubbing benches, cleaning bird baths, etc.
Sanctuary Greeter/Tour Guides are responsible for greeting Sanctuary visitors, answering general questions, directing visitors where to go when bringing in an injured bird, and conducting guided tours when scheduled.
Maintenance Volunteers perform various maintenance duties around the Sanctuary such as painting, repairing holes in aviary netting, carpentry, electrical work, plumbing/pool repair, and general landscaping work such as weeding, raking, mowing, and tree trimming.
*Volunteers with special trade skills such as carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and landscapers are preferred.
Gift Shop Clerks are responsible for cashing out customers, stocking shelves, answering incoming phone calls, answering visitor questions, etc
Special Events Volunteers represent Seaside at scheduled onsite and/or offsite events. They set up and man a Sanctuary booth, collect donations, sell merchandise, and answer general questions.
Presentation Volunteers gives regularly scheduled (daily or weekly) oral presentations or demonstrations for Sanctuary visitors. Examples of the types of presentations/demonstrations may be:
*Training and/or special licenses may be required for certain presentations/presenters.
*A volunteer's performance and tenure at the Sanctuary can be reevaluated and/or terminated at the discretion of Seaside Management at any time.
*The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.
Seaside Seabird Sanctuary Volunteers.
Sign up to become a volunteer at the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary by downloading and filling out the Volunteer Application and returning it, along with your I.D., to the Sanctuary's gift shop between the hours of 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Seaside Seabird Sanctuary
18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, FL 33785
The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Federal Tax ID #: 81-3774704
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