Looking for a way to give a helping hand?

Volunteers are the backbone of Le Nichoir. We cannot do what we do without them.

Our volunteers help us with many different tasks, from cleaning aviaries and food preparation to maintenance work and translation. Although the majority of volunteers help us in our peak season, from May to September, others are involved all year long!

Are you reliable and interested in joining our team? Send us your completed application form for one of the volunteer positions below. 

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Bird Care Volunteers

  • We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of 30 hours, consisting of at least one shift of 3 hours per week.
  • Children 13 years and older must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the entire volunteer shift.

Volunteer Drivers

We count on our volunteer drivers to transport birds from the Montreal SPCA to Le Nichoir every day. 

  • We ask that drivers commit to at least one drive per week, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • You must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.


If you are looking to volunteer as part of your school program, mention this on your application and before you begin volunteering. 

  • We require a minimum commitment of 30 hours
  • We are not able to accommodate one- or two-day internships. 

Specialty Volunteers

We are often looking for volunteers with unique skills and interests for special projects. Translation, gardening, and sewing are just a few ways you can help. 

  • Time commitment depends entirely on your role and the project at hand. Some tasks are ongoing and others are a one-time commitment.
  • Must have experience in your domain.

Download Icon Are you reliable and interested in joining our team? Please email us a completed application form.

We accept international interns on a regular basis. 

  • Le Nichoir does not provide lodging or transportation. Public transportation in the area is limited. 
  • Must be able to communicate in English or French.

Are you reliable and interested in joining our team? Please email us at info@lenichoir.org

Is your company looking for a unique group volunteering opportunity? We are always happy to welcome new volunteers!

Download IconYour company is interested in helping?
Please email us a completed application form.

Le Nichoir depends on the help of volunteers to support its programs.
One of our volunteers, McKenna, shares her experience a the Centre:

“Le Nichoir makes me feel both accomplished and excited. Volunteering is important because volunteers contribute to the time and individual care each bird needs. I volunteer here because I love being able to see the birds’ progress and play a small part in their recovery. I also volunteer as a way to get experience with birds, as I am planning on applying to a Veterinary Medicine Program.”

McKenna Hayden, student volunteer