Volunteers are the backbone of RAPTOR Inc. and the organization could not function without them. Volunteers donate their time and talents to carry out our mission, to conserve birds of prey through rehabilitation, education, and research.
Volunteer activities may include transportation of injured raptors, cleaning of enclosures, maintenance of equipment, delivery of educational presentations, rehabilitation of raptors, maintenance of grounds, building perches or enclosures, and administrative activities. Our volunteers contribute in many unique ways!
If you would like to join our team, complete the following application and someone will be in touch with you. We currently have a large contingent of very reliable volunteers, so we are only interviewing individuals with specific needed skill sets.
Open Volunteer Positions
Rehabilitators: (examples: Professionals with a background in clinical medicine – such as veterinarians, veterinary technicians, doctors, pharmacists, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, Laboratory Technicians, Medical Assistants, etc.) We are currently seeking volunteers who can commit to at least 6 hours per week. Rehabilitation volunteers assist with the care and treatment of ill and injured birds of prey admitted to the Raptor Center as well as our resident Avian Ambassadors.
Educators/Educator Assistants: (examples: Current/Retired Teachers, Naturalists, Certified Environmental Educators, Experienced Public Speakers) We are currently seeking volunteers who can commit to at least 16 hours a month (with some availability during the week and on weekends) and have experience in teaching/public speaking. Educators deliver our educational programs at schools, libraries, nursing homes, scout meetings, etc. and handle our resident Avian Ambassadors. Educator Assistants are not required to have public speaking experience – just a passion for wildlife and availability ~16 hours per month.
Saturday Maintenance Crew: (examples: any able-bodied person willing to work hard and get dirty.) We are currently seeking volunteers who can commit to 1 to 2 Saturdays a month for 3 to 4 hours each to assist with cleaning and maintenance of enclosures, feeding birds, repairing perching, grounds keeping, and other duties.
Grant Writer: We are currently seeking a Grant Writer. Responsibilities include finding funding opportunities for our organization and writing polished proposals to earn grant money. Duties also include researching deadlines, drafting grant requests and submitting reports for approval.
***Please note: The minimum age to volunteer at RAPTOR Inc. is 18 years of age. Volunteers are also required to maintain an active membership.***