Help support raptors!

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Adult Resident Bird Care Volunteer Laura Morgan feeds the Crested Caracaras on the Falcon Loop. Photo by Michele Miller Houck.

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I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy. – Kahlil Gibran

ADULT VOLUNTEERING

Make an impact in the lives of raptors, as well as your community. CRC is looking for committed, caring, and hard-working individuals that are searching for volunteer opportunities to help with wildlife conservation.

CRC is open 7 days a week. Since our facility is mainly outdoors, our volunteer opportunities tend to be outside too. Be prepared to work in all weather conditions, get dirty, and have a lot of fun! Volunteers are rewarded with the knowledge that they have made a direct impact on the lives of some truly incredible animals. 

By allowing wildlife to retain their natural instincts, we show respect for their lives. Because of this, volunteers have very limited physical contact with the raptors. Instead, they support the birds by educating visitors and caring for the birds in a hands off fashion. 

You, as an adult volunteer, can help:

  • EDUCATE your community and yourself
    • Docent
      • Educate visitors about raptors
  • CARE for birds and the environment
  • GROW a habitat and your skills​
    • Property Volunteers
      • Landscape the grounds of CRC and assist with the maintenance of our structures

Please click on a link above to find out more about each program, what openings are available, and how to apply. 

GENERAL DETAILS

  • Openings become available as they are needed
    • If you do not see an opening you are looking for, please check back frequently
  • All participants must be at least 16 years old at the time of service
    • Some areas require the candidate to be at least 18 years of age. Please read requirements for each program carefully befor applying.
    • If you are under the age of 16, please check our Youth Volunteers page for opportunities
  • The minimum commitment of service ranges between 6 months and 1 year due to the amount of training involved in each area
  • To be accepted, a candidate must successful complete the following:
    • Online application
    • Interview with CRC Staff
    • Training within one month of acceptance

NOTE: Individual, short-term, adult volunteer commitments are not available at CRC. Please contact Hands on Charlotte, a partner organization, for these types of opportunities. Court ordered community service volunteers are also not accepted at this time.