Kindness, caring and compassion is what our Zaksee Parrot Sanctuary is all about. We are here for parrots that really need a loving home. We have a safe haven for parrots that can live the remainder of their days in a loving environment. Our aviaries are extremely spacious which allows our parrots to fly freely and use those big beautiful wings extensively.
Zaksee Parrot Sanctuary was established for one reason only, to “provides a loving home for parrots that truly need us”. Zaksee Parrot Sanctuary is located on well over 200,000 square feet, surrounded by rolling streams of fresh water and luscious greenery. The ambiance of our sanctuary is breath taking. Each and every bird on this property receives our undivided attention.
We are not about numbers but all about providing each parrot the attention they so desperately deserve. We do have an extensive waiting list, however, those parrots requiring our immediate attention, we will truly try to accommodate.
The volunteer opportunities are flexible and work with your availability. A minimum twice monthly 2-hour shift is required, except for special events and maintenance volunteers.
Duties include cage cleaning, yard cleanup, feeding the birds, and helping visitors socialize with the birds.
Help with repairs, yard work and miscellaneous tasks.
Volunteers help with marketing and setting up fundraising events, summer programs and community engagement events as well as working the events.
Internships are typically 8-16 hours a week for a 2-6 month period to meet the desired outcome. Internships focus on 3 areas: animal husbandry in a sanctuary setting, public interaction and education.
Zaksee Parrot Sanctuary works with local agencies that give individuals opportunities to volunteer in order to gain job skills.
You can name the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary as the direct beneficiary of a stated amount of money, a particular piece of property, or a stated percentage
of your estate.
You can designate that the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary to receive all or a portion of the remainder of your estate once all specific bequests to family and friends have been satisfied.
Often, individuals provide that assets should go to family members or friends. However, it is important to provide for a contingent beneficiary to receive assets in case your named individual beneficiaries do not survive you. There is no limit on the amount you can leave to the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary or to other charitable organizations through your will. Legal designation for gifts that will take effect after your lifetime, the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary should be named as:
Use Of Gifts
Leaving your gift unrestricted allows us to allocate funds where they are most needed. However, if you wish to direct your bequest towards the conservation efforts for a particular parrot species or to a specific project please add the following phrase to the wording recommended above: “To be used to further the purposes of the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary in the conservation efforts for:____”.
Because of the complexity of estate planning, it is important that your attorney or notary structures your estate and writes your will to best carry out your wishes. The Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary cannot act as executor of a donor’s estate. Some people may name the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary in their wills and never let us acknowledge their invaluable support. If you complete your will and include the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary, please share this with us. It will aid us in our planning efforts and ensure your funds are utilized to their best intent. We also feel strongly about expressing our gratitude to those supporters who have remembered the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary in such a generous way. As applicable laws will vary by region, the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary further recommends seeking appropriate legal council regarding any changes or alterations.