Wilson Parrot Foundation

Volunteering

 


How Does a Volunteer Adopt a Parrot?
Must volunteer for a total of 3 hours a week for six months or 6 hours a week for three months.
Must be at least 30 years of age.
Home visit must be scheduled for WPF to see the environment you would provide.
Either a Board Member or seasoned volunteer must live in your area to provide the home visit.
A probation period is assigned to ensure you and your new feathered family member are a great match.
WPF is looking for people who can demonstrate a consistent schedule to help at the foundation. This shows WPF that the individual can commit to time at home for their parrot. We also see that the prospective parrot adopter is knowlegeable in parrot care and maintenance. Sometimes an individual thinks they want an African Grey only to find out they prefer an Amazon or a Cockatoo. Volunteering is fun and you learn a lot from your new friends at WPF.
What Does a Volunteer Do?

Replace water and food bowls before anything else, and then clean cages and floors.
Cut fruits and veggies, clean kitchen (no teflon products allowed here) cookingware, etc.
File paperwork brought back by the accountant, enter data into computer system, send certificates, create new files on new parrots including their bloodwork.
Make handout copies, check e-mails, copy phone messages for Brian.
Attend parrot shows to help with pictures, setting up.
This is only a sample of jobs that are needed to be done at the facility, not to mention grant writing. Currently, Brian Wilson pays for the parrots necessities from his retirement funds and disability checks, and also depends on donations from pictures taken at parrot shows. Students, girl & boy scouts may volunteer to fulfill their community service hours for school or troop badges.
How Does a Person Who is Unable to Volunteer, Adopt/Foster a Parrot?

Must own at least one parrot (no more than 2) for a period of 5 years.
Your current bird(s) must be as happy now as when you first got them.
Must be able to provide the kind of love and care for which the fostered bird requires. Each species and individual bird can require different levels of care.
Must be at least 30 years of age.
WPF will do 4 home visits in first year of fostering to make sure environment is suitable.
Either a Board Member or seasoned volunteer must live in your area to provide the home visit.
After 1 year of fostering a parrot to our satisfaction, WPF will permanently sign-over the parrot to it's new owner.
If you would like to make a 100% tax-deductible donation, you can do so thru PayPal by clicking here OR mail your 100% tax-deductible donation to the address at the top of the page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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