Volunteering At CRC

Volunteers educate visitors on our educational trail.

About this image

There are unrecognized heroes among our ordinary neighbors. – Harold W. Bernard

Come Soar With Us, Be a Volunteer at Carolina Raptor Center!

Carolina Raptor Center currently has the help of over 300 volunteers, who contribute more than 15,000 hours each year. We consider all of these volunteers to be heroes for the cause of raptor conservation! They help further the mission of CRC by educating visitors, caring for and feeding raptors, and maintaining the grounds of our facility. Please consider joining our ever-growing force of dedicated volunteers and become a hero in helping raptors.

Volunteer Vision

Volunteers are vital to the success of Carolina Raptor Center. They bring optimism, enthusiasm, and share diverse perspectives that lead to enhanced programs, top-notch resident bird care, high quality raptor medical care, and exciting visitor experiences.

We strive to create a positive environment where volunteers can....

  • contribute in meaningful ways.
  • are valued for their unique abilities.
  • have the opportunity to develop their skills.
  • be empowered to advocate for raptor conservation and Carolina Raptor Center.

Current Volunteer Openings

Volunteer Position

Application Deadline

Training Date

Age Range

Learn More & Apply

Student Service



15 years old & up

Student Service


Introducing Audrey Blackburn, CRC's new Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator

Volunteering has always played a big role in my life. As a teen I volunteered at the American Red Cross and Carolina Cross Connection. In college, I volunteered at the Mystic Aquarium, serving 1,000 hours as a docent and a husbandry volunteer. As an adult I helped establish and manage a successful community garden. 

My career has focused mainly on environmental education. I have been fortunate to work for some truly inspiring organizations like the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Living Classrooms, and the Greensboro Science Center. I'm excited to now be part of Carolina Raptor Center where I can combine my love of nature and my commitment to volunteerism!

Can't find the answer you're looking for on our website? Contact me by email at ablackburn@carolinaraptorcenter.org

I typically work Tuesday through Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm. 

My office is located in the Edna S. Moretti Environmental Education Center (Visitor Center).