Hello, my name is Sophia, I'm 19 years old and I live in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

I got my first bird when I was 13 years old, we found this frail little budgie beneath a car one cold night. Since then, I’ve owned 100’s of birds, ranging from chickens, to cockatoos!

I got my first Safehaven bird at the start of 2019, since then, I’ve rehomed a dozen more birds from the charity, as well as fostering many others. January of 2020, I became an area coordinator and I’ve never looked back! Being the youngest of the team, I use my knowledge of media and tech to help boost awareness of Safehaven.

I help run the Facebook pages, Instagram page and the website. I love being able to help where I can!


Hi, I am Nadia. Russian by origin, I have lived in France and Germany, before finally settling down in Bristol in 2012.

My love for birds have started back in Moscow, where I got a cockatiel to keep me company on lonely evenings. Soon my passion grew and I started doing a lot of research in avian health and care, helping people and their birds.

My good friend told me about Safeheaven and birds in need. I have joined as a volunteer, and soon applied to become an ACO. I hope I would be able to help as many birds as possible to find loving homes they all deserve. I have two adorable young Pionus parrots, Mikasa and Ace, and a 48 year old rescue Amazon, Ozzie, who stole my heart.


Hi there, I'm Otis and I'm from Southampton and have been a volunteer for Safehaven for nearly 5 years.

I have always been interested in helping and working with, and for animals. I found Safehaven after looking to find a companion for my first private rescue bird. The complexities of behaviour and level of intelligence of parrots is why I enjoy working with them so much. There is always so much to learn and they go out of their way to outsmart you, I like a challenge.

Getting to help and learn from so many different species and personalities will always be rewarding.


Hi, I’m Sarah Jane and I'm 45 from Southend. I'm a mum of 6 brilliant children, from age 10 to 27. I became a ACO for Safehaven to safehouse where needed after losing my best friend, Martin, my beautiful African Grey last year.
I think it’s a beautiful thing to do to help get these lovely birds a loving home that they deserve. Although, I was only going to Safe house... but then Mr Curley, the Ducorps Cockatoo, came into my life and it was instantly love at first sight when the van door opened and he shouted "hello!". He fits in to our nutty household perfectly.
I LOVE helping look after some of the amazing different types of birds that have come to me. Not only is it helping them get their loving homes, but it’s giving my kids the experience with all different kinds of birds!
We have loved every minute of it and hopefully, we can help a lot more beautiful birds find a loving home.


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