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Make a Difference, Volunteer!

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Join our team caring for Georgia's native birds!


Dedicated individuals are needed for regular bird care shifts.

Hands-on training with a licensed rehabiliator is provided. 

Located in Legacy Park, Decatur, Wild Nest Bird Rehab is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, committed to the care of Georgia's native birds and educating the public about their conservation.

Other volunteer opportunities include: rescues and transport, answering hotline calls, facilities maintenance, administrative duties, accounting, marketing, fundraising and more.


If you are interested in joining our team, please take a few minutes to watch the video below with important information on our organization and what it’s like to volunteer with us. Once you have watched the video, please review the additional information in the document provided below.

After completing these 2 actions, if you would like to proceed with our onboarding process, please complete the application form further below. Submitting the application will represent acknowledgment that you have watched and read these materials in their entirety. Once the application is received, a member of our team will contact you to schedule an in-person orientation.

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Let us know a bit about yourself, areas of interest and previous/current skill sets you have

Wild Nest Bird Rehab provides compassionate care for injured and orphaned native birds, but their survival in the wild depends on maintaining their wariness of humans. We do not attempt to establish bonds with our patients.

Bird care volunteers learn hands-on bird care skills such as preparing diets, hand-feeding, administering medications, restraint methods, and more. New volunteers won’t immediately work with patients. Although initial tasks include laundry, cleaning, and diet preparation, hands-on training is provided each shift so that volunteers soon have the skills to directly assist with bird care. While many people join us to help caring for babies, Wild Nest has supported several volunteers who have gone on to become fully licensed rehabilitators. 


As a volunteer-led effort, our patients depend on our commitment.

We ask that bird care volunteers commit to a weekly shift for a minimum of four hours. ​

Wildlife rehabilitation is not for everyone. Many birds to not survive their injuries, and humane euthanasia is sometimes required. Bird care volunteers must be prepared to encounter injuries, blood, needles, feces, bad odors, live insects, and more.

You will hear from us within two weeks of your application. 


Thanks for your interest in volunteering and helping the birds!

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