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.

20 hours ago

The Gabriel Foundation

Hawkeye is a 38-year old Panama Amazon that hatched in Panama and lived with the same family for his entire life, moving with them to the United States. He came to us last December when his family, who dearly loved him, were not able to care for him anymore. Hawkeye quickly became known for being a virtuoso singer.

Jennifer came to us interested in adopting an Amazon parrot after her own amazon had passed away earlier this year. She had cared for that parrot, a wild-caught red-lored amazon, for 20 years. She found herself missing his company and decided that she'd like to provide a home to another amazon in need.

We thought that, given her many years of experience with an amazons, Hawkeye might be a good match. The two hit it off right away and, this weekend, Hawkeye and Jennifer started their new adventure together. We want to wish them many years and many songs of happiness!
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Hawkeye is a 38-year old Panama Amazon that hatched in Panama and lived with the same family for his entire life, moving  with them to the United States.  He came to us last December when his family, who dearly loved him, were not able to care for him anymore.  Hawkeye quickly became known for being a virtuoso singer.  

Jennifer came to us interested in adopting an Amazon parrot after her own amazon had passed away earlier this year.  She had cared for that parrot, a wild-caught red-lored amazon, for 20 years.  She found herself missing his company and decided that shed like to provide a home to another amazon in need.  

We thought that, given her many years of experience with an amazons, Hawkeye might be a good match.  The two hit it off right away and, this weekend, Hawkeye and Jennifer started their new adventure together.  We want to wish them many years and many songs of happiness!Image attachment

 

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One of the sub species of Yellow fronted Amazons.

Orange winged Amazon

He looks a lot like my Oscar. Congrats and enjoy each other.

Congratulations Jennifer and Hawkeye! May you have many happy years together and enrich one another's lives immensely!

I have a Panama amazon as well. They are very good talkers. and are so sweet mine is in his 40's

Wishing all many happy years❤️

what a wonderful story!

Looks almost like my bird

I love these stories!!

Happy for all of you.

wonderful news <3

How wonderful! Made my day!

How exciting,!

Awesome!

Congrats!!

We love our Panama Amazon

Thank you Jennifer for giving this beauty the love she deserves! I wish you many years together

Great news. He looks happy

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