Volunteer Orientation

Attending the volunteer orientation is recommended if you’re interested in volunteering or are simply curious about AWC. At this free session usually held on the first Sunday of each month, you’ll learn about our mission and history, volunteer opportunities, and ways to support AWC’s work. You’ll meet some of the AWC staff and volunteers, have an opportunity to get answers to your questions, and enjoy a brief tour of our facility.  To register for volunteer orientation, please fill out the attached form for the date you wish to attend.

Upcoming orientation dates:

November 14th, 2021

Additional Information:

• Times: approximately 2-4PM
• Dress: comfortably (we’re mostly a jeans & t-shirt crowd)
• Fee: none, but there is an Oak Mountain State Park entrance fee: adults (age 12+) $5; children 6-11 $2 (children 5 and under free); senior citizens (62+) $2
• Location: map & directions to AWC

Quiet children are invited to attend, but please note that the minimum age to volunteer is 18 (16 if accompanied by parent). 

Questions? Email us at volunteer@awrc.org Or call (205) 663-7930, Ext. 3.

Get in Touch

100 Terrace Drive
Oak Mountain State Park
Pelham, AL 35124

Hours Open Every Day of the Year!

Bird Patient Admission: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Wildlife Help Line: 205-663-7930, Ext. 2
Visitors: 9:00AM-5:00PM (even holidays!)
Business Office: 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday (closed holidays)

About The Wildlife Center

Our Mission
The Alabama Wildlife Center is Alabama’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation facility, caring annually for almost 2,000 wild bird patients from more than 100 species. AWC is a nonprofit organization with a dual mission:
  • to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild, and
  • to educate people in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s native wildlife.