volunteer with us!

Why should you volunteer with Connecticut Parrot Rescue?

 Quakers taking a bath at their foster home.

Quakers taking a bath at their foster home.

  • Provide a second chance to parrots who are often misunderstood

  • Hands-on experience and learning with various types of parrots

  • Enhance your resume for future animal-related career options

  • Some activities are tax-deductible

  • Network and meet a great group of people

  • That feel-good-feeling...We give TONS of that away!!


We are currently looking for the following types of Volunteers:

Donate to Help Parrots in Need!
  • Foster Homes (experience requirements vary)

  • Administrative Volunteers

  • Adoption Event Volunteers

  • Marketing/PR Volunteers

  • Fundraising Initiatives and Event Volunteers

  • CURRENTLY ON HOLD: Cage cleaning, Parrot enrichment, training and interaction, Educational/Clinic Volunteers

Volunteer application

Name *
Address *
Your Date of Birth? *
Your Date of Birth?
What type of volunteer would you like to be? *
If you would like to foster a parrot, would you be willing to allow screened/approved adopters into your home to meet the parrot(s)?
Should a volunteer or foster family wish to adopt a CTPR bird, an adoption application and screening process must be completed. *
Should it be offered, I hereby accept a volunteer role at CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE for no monetary compensation. I understand that working in a rescue or with CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE birds at their foster location or in my own home (should I become a foster family), may expose me to certain risks inherent in animal caretaking, including but not limited to bird-borne illnesses, bites, scratches, bruises, broken skin, damage to clothing and other personal and common items, etc. I voluntarily accept those risks. While volunteering with and representing CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE, I agree to conduct myself at all times in a manner which minimizes any risk to myself or to the birds. *
I will not bring a minor or pet into CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE foster home or to an event without explicit permission from a CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE representative. If I bring a minor or pet with me, I do so with the knowledge that exposure of such minor(s) or pet(s) to the potentials dangers that may accompany my service to CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE will be at my own risk and that of the minor(s) or pet(s). I will supervise the minor(s) at all times while volunteering with CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE or elsewhere in the presence of CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE birds. *
If I am pregnant, or suffer any physical problems that may be affected in any way by my duties or otherwise associated with my volunteer role, that may be detrimental to my health or the health of my fetus, I will voluntarily and temporarily resign or take a leave until I am once again able to perform the tasks required of a volunteer. I will notify the Director should I have a condition or am taking medications which places myself, the birds and/or other volunteers of CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE at risk. *
I understand that the CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE director and authorized volunteer representatives have full operational control of shelter volunteers and has the authority to take whatever action is necessary to ensure the successful operation of the rescue and the safety of the volunteer and birds. *
In the event I have a complaint or criticism about any facet of my volunteer position or about CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE policies or procedures, I agree to deliver such complaint or criticism in confidence, to the CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE director. *
In case of an emergency while at Connecticut Parrot Rescue or related event, I hereby give permission for a Connecticut Parrot Rescue representative to seek professional medical care on my behalf. Additionally, a Connecticut Parrot Rescue representative will attempt to contact the emergency contact listed below. I have signed the waiver of claims and release Connecticut Parrot Rescue from all legal and financial responsibility which may be incurred. *
I understand that completing this application does not guarantee that I will be able to volunteer with CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE. The approval of an individual as an official volunteer is at the sole discretion of CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE, which strives to provide the best possible environment and care for its birds. CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE reserves the right to terminate any volunteer application or volunteer relationship at any time, for any reason, as deemed necessary by CONNECTICUT PARROT RESCUE. *
Emergency Contact(s) Full Name *
Emergency Contact(s) Full Name
General Waiver of Claims: Acknowledging that interacting with animals can be inherently dangerous and may result in a situation in which an incident may occur causing injury, harm, damage, and even death, the undersigned hereby acknowledges for and on behalf of the undersigned’s benefit and all of the undersigned’s successors and assigns, agents, representatives, attorneys, financial consultants, predecessors, spouses, heirs, principals, estates, beneficiaries, executors, administrators and all those acting by and through them (hereafter referred to as “Releasee”), does hereby release and forever discharge Connecticut Parrot Rescue (hereinafter referred “Releasor”), a Connecticut organization and all of its officers, directors, estates, beneficiaries, agents, spouses, heirs, principals, representatives, administrators, executors, attorneys, financial consultants, predecessors, successors, and assigns all of those acting for and on behalf of the Releasor, from any and all causes of action or claims, of whatever kind or nature, by reason of any matter, including by way of example only and not as a limitation any and all claims of whatever kind or nature, actual or imagined, asserted or which may be asserted by Releasee against Releasor arising out of being at the premises of the Releasor, representing Releasor at any offsite function on behalf of the Releasor and in furtherance of Releasee working at, with or in connection with Releasor, for whatever cause, manner or purpose including but not limited to the care, handling, feeding, bathing, or caring for the rescue’s animals, or while conducting the various activities related to volunteerism with or adoption from the Releasor . The Releasee chooses to interact with a CTPR animal at their own risk and completely at their own free-will. Even if the Releasee feels completely comfortable with an animal, the Releasee acknowledges that the risk of injury, etc still exists and therefore forever discharges the Releasor from any and all causes of action or claims. The Releasee understands that their guests, minors or themselves may be video taped or photographed and that these images become the property of Connecticut Parrot Rescue. The Releasee hereby acknowledges that he/she is at least 18 years of age. In the event the Releasee is under the age of 18, the signature of the parent or guardian of the Releasee shall be set forth below and such signature shall bind the Releasee and said parent or guardian to this Waiver of Claims. The Releasee hereby acknowledges that the signature of their parent or guardian is the true and actual signature therof and the Releasee understands the terms of this Waiver and signs it of his/her free will and that Releasee intends to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this Waiver of Claims. The Releasee hereby fully read and understands this Waiver of Claims, agrees to be bound by the conditions and terms set forth herein, and agrees that in the event there is a violation of any of the foregoing, Releasor may take whatever action it deems necessary to enforce this Waiver, and Releasee agrees to pay for any and all costs, of whatever kind or nature, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, incurred by Releasor in connection with the enforcement of this Waiver of Claims or any of the terms contained therein. This Waiver of Claims contains the entire agreement between the parties herein and the terms of this Waiver of Claims are contractual and not a mere recital. *
Today's Date *
Today's Date