Care for the Birds and the Environment

Volunteers don't necessarily have the time, but they have the heart, so they make time. – Unknown

A Rehabilitation Volunteer is trained to assist in our raptor medical facility.

  • Prepare diets 
  • Feed injured raptors
  • Observe injured raptor's behavior
  • Assist medical staff with treatments
  • Maintain bird medical records

A Rehabilitation Aviary Caretaker is trained to assist in the upkeep of injured raptor's enclosures.

  • 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 injured raptor's behavior
Requirements Snapshot
Volunteer Position
  •  Rehabilitation Volunteer
  • Aviary Caretaker 
  •  None at this time
  • Yes
Commitment Required 
  • Minimum of 4 hours per week
  • Same time, 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 and up
Volunteer Fee
  •  $30 (pays for training, CRC t-shirt, and nametag) 
  •  $30 (pays for training, CRC t-shirt, and nametag) 


Submit a Rehab Volunteer application HERE. This link is currently disable because no positions are available. Please check back frequently to see if there are new openings.

Submit a Rehab Aviary Caretaker application online 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 five business days 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 rehabilitation program are integral to helping put rehabilitated birds back into the wild. Because the birds at CRC are wild animals, we try to limit human and bird interactions. In order to decrease stress on the patients, rehab volunteers and staff handle the birds as little as possible.  Level One Rehab Volunteers handle no birds under any circumstances.