Care for the Birds and the Environment

The effect of one good-hearted person is incalculable. – Oscar Arias

A Resident Bird Care Volunteer is trained to assist in caring for the birds that are permanent residents of CRC.

  • Prepare diets 
  • Feed raptors
  • Clean enclosures
  • Observe raptor's behavior
  • Upkeep bird maintainance records

A Resident Bird Care Aviary Caretaker is trained to assist in the upkeep of the enclosures for the birds that are permanent residents of CRC.

  • Wash down walls and floors of raptor aviaries 
  • Clean raptor perches and food stations
  • Clean and refill water bowls
  • Remove any debris from enclosures 
  • Observe raptor's behavior
Requirements Snapshot
Volunteer Position
  •  RBC Feeder
  • RBC Aviary Caretaker
Openings
  • None at this time
  • Yes
Commitment Required 
  • Minimum of 4 hours per week
  • Flexible start times
    • Can start between 9 am and 1 pm
  • Same day every week
    • Occasional time off can be accommodated 
  • Commitment of at least 1 year
  • Minimum of 4 hours per week
  • Flexible start times 
    • Can start between 9 am and 11 am
  • Same day every week
    • Occasional time off can be accommodated 
  • Commitment of at least 6 months
Age Range
  •  16 years old and up
  • 16 years old and up
Volunteer Fee
  •  $30 (pays for training, CRC t-shirt, and nametag) 
  • $30 (pays for training, CRC t-shirt, and nametag) 

 

Submit a RBC Feeder application HERE. 

  • The link is disabled because there are currently no openings.

Submit a RBC Aviary Caretaker application HERE

If you are under the age of 16 years old please visit the Junior Aviary Caretaker page for more information.

When you submit an application you will receive a confirmation email that your application was received. You will receive a separate email from the Volunteer Coordinator within 72 hours on how to set up an interview with CRC Staff.

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.

The volunteers in our RBC program are integral to helping with the care of our resident birds. Because these birds are still wild animals, we try to limit human and bird interactions. Regular RBC Volunteers and Aviary Caretakers handle no birds.