I am over 18 Years old
If you are not 18, please note that a consent form will be required from your parent/guardian. This will be sent to you during the application processing.
What is the best way to contact you?
Emergency contact name
Emergency contact number
Interests and Experience
How did you find out about STAR?
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Are you willing to undergo a background check?
Do you currently have any pets? (Birds, Dogs, Cats, etc.)
Information about Current Animals (species, age)
If you don't have any birds of your own, what bird experience do you have?
Having limited or no bird experience does not disqualify you as an applicant. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities, some of which don't even require any bird expertise. The next few questions will allow us to be able to find the right area for you to assist in.
Please note, all birds reside in volunteer foster homes. As such, cleaning cages ...etc is not possible.
Why do you want to volunteer with STAR Saint Louis Avian Rescue?
In what way would you be interested in helping?
What days are you available to help?
Are you aware the exotic birds may carry diseases that can infect humans?
Are you aware that birds may bite if frightened, agitated, or over-stimulated?
Are you willing to take a Basic Parrot Care class?
What size birds are you comfortable around?
Small (Cockatiels, Lovebirds, Parrotlet)
Medium (Caiques, Lorikeets, Small Conures)
Large (African Grey, Eclectus, Amazon)
Extra Large (Macaw, Large Cockatoos)
Pease Read Carefully
This is not intended to intimidate, nor cast a negative light on exotic birds. Rescued birds are no more or less likely to behave in an aggressive or unpredictable manner than any others. But, we want you to know of the
possibilities when working with them.
The birds which STAR - Saint Louis Avian Rescue places in foster homes have been surrendered, abandoned, or in some way displaced. They may have been abused or neglected. There may only be limited information available regarding their previous environment. STAR foster birds may not have been to a veterinarian yet. Even for those who have, avian medicine is a relatively new discipline, and it is possible for a bird to be a carrier of a disease that is undetectable with the tests available today.
You should be aware of
possible behavior problems in these birds. Exotic birds are still wild animals, and we don't know everything there is to know about their reactions to stress, pain, strange environments, etc. Some species are more temperamental than others. Many birds will behave aggressively when they feel threatened. If you decide to volunteer in a capacity which brings you in contact with birds, you should exhibit caution until you are fully familiar with a particular bird.
Exotic birds can also be destructive. In their native habitats they bite and chew. They are also curious animals and will seek out new objects chew. Be aware of the
possibility of damage to clothes, eyeglasses, hats, etc. unless you are careful.
I certify that I have never been charged with nor convicted of animal abuse or neglect in Missouri or any other state. I certify that no one in my household has been charged with nor convicted of animal abuse or neglect in Missouri or any other state.
I, the undersigned, acknowledge there are risks in visiting and/or handling exotic birds, including illness or injury and/or damage to property. I agree to release STAR - St. Louis Avian Rescue from any and all liability in the event.
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