What’s it like to volunteer with us? Ask Janelle!

It’s no secret: International Bird Rescue has the best volunteer corps imaginable. Wildlife lovers from all walks of life help us to fulfill the Every Bird Matters mission, from washing dishes and cleaning cages to hands-on work with myriad species of birds in care.

So what’s it like to volunteer? We asked Janelle, a physical therapist and volunteer at International Bird Rescue’s Los Angeles center since 2009. Video by Bill Steinkamp.

Want to get involved? Click here for more information on the next volunteer orientations at our San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles centers. Here, you can also download the volunteer application.

In order to volunteer, you must:

• Be at least 18 years old

• Have a sincere desire to help wildlife

• Commit to at least a four-hour shift a week

• Be dependable, responsible and willing to take direction

See you at the volunteer orientation!