Ruffled Feathers Sanctuary aviary
Become a Ruffled Feathers® Volunteer

Volunteering Information – North Hanover Mall, Hanover, Pa.

    Ruffled Feathers® Sanctuary has many tasks that dedicated Volunteers perform which improves the life of our flock. Whether you are an individual, sanctuary, rescue, business, avian vet tech, avian veterinarian, charity or bird welfare organization, ​you are welcome to participate both on and off site.    
Ruffled Feathers Sanctuary cockatoos
Volunteers often work directly with our birds:
  • Enclosure Cleaning Maintenance & Inspection. Our Birds are pampered we provide top quality “Room Service”
  • Food & water Maintenance and Inspection, Dish Washing
  • Food preparation & feeding
  • Running and assisting with community/public outreach events.
  • Bird Pickup (Rescue) and transport to Foster
  • Bird Enrichment (Cuddle, Hold, play)
  • Supervise flock Outdoors (Seasonal)
Ruffled Feathers Sanctuary resident
   Non-bird-related tasks, including:
  • Making toys for the bird cages, play stands and environments.
  • Facility cleaning
  • Grounds cleanup
  • Putting away and sorting donated items
  • Aviary maintenance
  • Performing errand runs to retrieve donated food, newspapers,
    ​or large items.
  • Data entry, clerical work and booking (Future need)
  • Handyman
  • Helping find items from our wish/needs list
  • Training Videos – Great Student Project

   Special Volunteers

On-Line Sales Director – List donated items for sale on e-bay and / or Craig's List, keep the list updated with new items and ship the items once they are sold. Inventory and prepare items for Auction. Coordinate Item Donations.

Community Outreach Leader - Keeping the public, schools and community associations up to date on our different programs as Succession Planning, Surrender/Relinquish a Bird in Need. Set up booths at local expo’s and fairs.
Coordinate with local Schools Student Community Service.

Fund Raisers Director - Ruffled Feathers® is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization and 100% Volunteer based. We depend on generous donations that go towards the feeding, care, maintenance of all of our flock. We need a dedicated energetic and very creative person to head and take charge of organizing and managing fundraisers.    

   
Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers be at least 16 years old.
  • Sign the Volunteer Services Agreement prior to starting. Under 18 parent or Legal Guardian must also sign.
  • Be Reliable, Professional, dependable.
  • Sign in and sign out when you arrive and leave.
  • Be vigilant and conduct yourself in a safe manor for the Flock and your Safety.
  • Volunteer times: 
  • Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm
    Sunday                      11 am - 5 pm
  • Dress appropriately for the task you are going to perform.
  • Non-Smoking, No Vaping
  • Community Service Volunteering accepted

   ​How to Volunteer

Just be dedicated, serious and contact us to discuss how you may best help the Flock and what special talents that you possess.

The Birds always come first. We need Volunteers to help at our North Hanover Mall location in Hanover, PA.!

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday 11 am - 5 pm

  
Email us at: [email protected]

Call/text:   443-974-5474  or 410-292-2919

Ruffled Feathers® Sanctuary is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) organization and as such you may qualify for certain tax deductions such as car and transportation expenses.

Community Service Hours available
    
Please seek professional advice to determine what the IRS will allow volunteers at nonprofits to deduct from their taxable income:
  • Car and transportation expenses.  Keeping track of actual driving/transportation expenses. 
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses.