Volunteer With The Gabriel Foundation

Volunteers Make Toys for the TGF Flock

Volunteers make toys for the TGF flock

We have many daily, weekly and monthly tasks that make a complete difference in the lives of the flock at The Gabriel Foundation.  We welcome the interested public, rescue, sanctuary, welfare organizations, veterinarians and members to participate in hands-on care of the aviary and the birds.

TGF willingly provides its materials to interested volunteers to distribute appropriately in their local area. The Foundation has developed a volunteer training manual for training, teaching, educational and safety purposes.

General Volunteering Information

We have great need for daily volunteers to assist at our Aviary & Adoption Center in Elizabeth, Colorado.  We have a long list of volunteer work and projects that match your experience, available time, goals and interest. Daily shifts available for volunteers are 9AM – 12PM and 1 PM-4PM.

Many volunteers work directly with our birds:

  • Changing / examining papers
  • Food & water distributions
  • Cage & flight inspections
  • Food preparation
  • Distributing toys for the birds cages and environments.
  • Leading or assisting with public outreach events (Petco, Chuck & Don’s, local nursery’s etc.)
  • Conducting Aviary tours
  • Bird transports

We also have plenty of non-bird-related tasks, including:

  • Making toys for the birds cages and environments.
  • Facility cleaning
  • Organization or construction duties
  • Grounds cleanup
  • Putting away donated items
  • Flight maintenance
  • Performing runs to retrieve donated food, newspapers, or large items.
  • Data entry & clerical work

Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers be at least 12 years old, and volunteers 12-16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or adult.
  • Volunteers must attend an orientation session before starting, these are typically held on the first Saturday of the month.
  • Volunteers are required to commit to volunteer 3 hours (1 shift)  per week or 6 hours (double shift) biweekly for 6 months.

Volunteer Application

  • If I become a volunteer, I agree to a six month commitment of 3 hours a week or 6 hours every other week.
  • As a volunteer, I will attend orientation, training and continuing education programs
  • As a volunteer, I will be reliable, dependable and professional while representing TGF

I agree to the above conditions and wish to apply to volunteer.

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who has generously given their time. You are all appreciated – TGF is fortunate to have you on our team!

For information on extended visitor volunteer opportunities with The Gabriel Foundation, please click here.

4 hours ago

The Gabriel Foundation

Who needs a guard dog when you can have a guard Cockatoo?

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My parrots bark all the time. It is so funny. Love it!!

*L*O*V*E*

Adorable!!!

Omg Mitchell Thomas I REALLY want a cockatoo! Lol

I'm watching this as I'm listening to Nutzy screeching and screaming in the background. This time of year he gets very vocal. Time to cover his cage LOL

We have a Jardine that barks when you say "sick 'em!"

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Carol Chant Biehner

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1 day ago

The Gabriel Foundation

Sometimes our resident birds just know best. This certainly holds true for Claude and Jasper. When Wendy from Boise was looking to add an African Grey to her flock she had an immediate connection with shy Claude, a long term resident here at The Gabriel Foundation. Jasper the Goffin's Cockatoo had his own plans, and he wasn't about to let her get away without him as well. 7 months later Wendy reports that both birds have settled in well and that Jasper has readjusted the entire household's bedtime to better suit his needs! Claude is a family favorite and has amazed everyone with his mimicry of different voices and random sounds. An adoption success!

If you would like to share your own TGF adoption success, please send your story with a few photos to [email protected]
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Sometimes our resident birds just know best.  This certainly holds true for Claude and Jasper.  When Wendy from Boise was looking to add an African Grey to her flock she had an immediate connection with shy Claude, a long term resident here at The Gabriel Foundation. Jasper the Goffins Cockatoo had his own plans, and he wasnt about to let her get away without him as well.  7 months later Wendy reports that both birds have settled in well and that Jasper has readjusted the entire households bedtime to better suit his needs! Claude is a family favorite and has amazed everyone with his mimicry of different voices and random sounds.  An adoption success!

If you would like to share your own TGF adoption success, please send your story with a few photos to wmarchant@thegabrielfoundation.org

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At TGF, we love news from our adopters and their flock.

Well....I always have said.....do not pick a particular bird as a companion. Let the bird pick you!

We missed out on a planned visit and with rare openings in our schedule, I'm very sad. But, with that being said, as soon as I have some vacation time, I'm taking a day and making an appointment.

Such great news! Love that they pick their own "family" Most happy for Jasper ❤️

They pick who they want! And those are the best matches! Congrats guys!

Great story....animals pick their humans.

luv these friends

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