HOW CAN YOU HELP?
You can help in a multitude of ways. We're always looking for energetic volunteers, whether or not you live in Texas. If you love birds, then we'd love to have your help in making WOL Bird Haven better and stronger.
In order to operate with maximum efficiency, we need people like you to volunteer their time and their skills. Below is a list of some specific ways in which we need people to help. Please contact us if you can devote even a small amount of time in any of these categories:
Here's a list of some ways you can get involved:
1.) Haven Maintenance: We need people to help us perform day-to-day tasks that keep the Haven a functional and healthy environment for the birds and people who spend time here.
This includes cage cleaning, floor cleaning, toy making, and food preparation and all sorts of repair needs. Do you have a special training? Please let us know.
Volunteer times vary. We always have workday once a month. You can go to the Bird Haven Calendar here on this website to see which Saturdays each month we have workday. Please check back a day or two before each workday to make sure that we haven't had to change the date.
We also can use volunteers at other times throughout the week- but these times vary from week to week. If you are interested in coming out on an "as needed" basis please email us at volunteers@ bird-haven.org
We will always list volunteer/workdays on our Facebook page and the News & Events page or you can email me at email@example.com to see when the next one will be.
2.) Positive Reinforcement Training: We also need people who would be willing to work with the birds on positive reinforcement training. Volunteers should be familiar with Applied Behavioral Analysis, the work of Dr. Susan Friedman, and/or the work of Barbara Heidenreich.
3.) CPA: In order to apply for any government grants or funding, we need to perform an independent audit. We need someone to donate their time to perform this audit.
4.) Other: we are always in need of people with specific skills such as plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc. If you have a skill such as this and are wiling to help us out please let us know.
5.) Home Checkers: We need people all over the state of Texas who are willing to be home-checkers for us in their area. Home-checkers will visit the homes of adoption applicants to make sure that their lifestyle would not pose a danger to a companion parrot, and, if they already have birds, that their birds are receiving adequate care and housing. Home checkers are asked to be available for an area up to two hours' drive of their own home. To apply and for more information about home checking please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6.) Sponsor a Bird: For as little as $25 a month, you can sponsor the needs of one particular bird. Go to our Adopt Me link to see which fine feathered friend will benefit from your generosity or go directly to the Donate/Sponsor page and choose which type of gift best suits you.
7.) Be in Charge of a Donation Box: WOL Bird Haven Donation Box. This small commitment can make a HUGE difference! Here's how it works. We supply you with a WOL Bird Haven Donation Box to a retailer you frequent. Ask them to place the Donation Box near their check-out register.
Their customers dump their extra change in our box -- cha-ching!-- and the nickels and dimes add up. You drop by the retailer occasionally and send us the accumulated cash. It is always a good idea to "rotate" this donation box between several different stores.
8.) Bird Handling: Our birds need time out of their cages, but this is no job for a novice. Many of these birds have had checkered pasts and need extra-special care. If you think you can fill the bill, please contact us at email@example.com and tell us about your experiences with bird handling. Please understand that we do not let new volunteers perform this task. This is an earned opportunity once we see your dedication and skill.
Phone/Email Contacts for donations. We are just now getting started on doing some "online" auctions to raise funds for our next building project. We need someone that would be willing to make contacts to get items donated for us to auction off. If you feel that you can fullfill this responsibility please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10.) And that's not all: There's undoubtedly many more ways you can help the birds at Wings of Love Bird Haven that we just haven't thought of yet. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact us with your good ideas. We look forward to getting to know you and having you as a part of our cause.
One more thing: Have a look-see through the WOL Bird Haven website. It's chock full of fantastic information for all bird lovers to use. We want to spread the information we have learned about how to care for these beautiful creatures, so do us a favor:
Pass this information on. If you know of others who may be interested, Send them to our website or ask them to become Facebook fans of Wings of Love Bird Haven at www.facebook.com/birdhaven.
It's a bird community effort, and the birds need as many of us as possible. Thank you in advance for your support!
If you would like to volunteer for Wings of Love Bird Haven, please go to the
Forms & Applications to read and fill out the necessary forms. These forms can be e-mailed, faxed or sent to Wings of Love Bird Haven.
Fax: (972) 617-3936
Mail: WOL Bird Haven, Inc. PO Box 182 Red Oak, TX 75154