Care for the Birds and the Environment

Wherever you go, there you are. – Confucius

Raptor Rescue Team

Raptor Rescuers respond to calls about injured raptors. They are trained to retrieve the bird, secure it safely, and transport it to the Raptor Center Medical Facility.

  • Respond to calls from the public about injured birds 
  • Observe injured raptor's behavior
  • Retrieve injured raptors
  • Safely transport raptors to the Raptor Center Medical facility

Because the birds at CRC are wild animals, we try to limit human and bird interactions. In order to decrease stress on the patients, Raptor Rescuers and staff handle the birds as little as possible.   

 If selected for the program, the new volunteer must attend ONE training at the Raptor Center within one month of acceptance. Upcoming trainings:

  • Thursday, October 14, 6-8 pm
  • Sunday, October 24, 3-5 pm
  • Friday, November 5, 6-8 pm
  • Sunday, November 14, 10am - 12 pm
  • Friday, December 3, 6-8 pm
  • Saturday, December 18, 6-8 pm

​Due to limitations on staff, individual trainings are not possible at this time.

Requirements Snapshot
Volunteer Position

 Raptor Rescuers

Openings

 YES

Commitment Required 
  • Volunteer shifts happen on an as needed basis
  • Must commit to being "on call" for at least one year 
  • Must be able to receive text notifications
    • Text notifications only occur when an injured bird is within your selected area
    • Text notifications happen between the hours of 8am and 5pm, seven days a week
  • Reliable transportation required
  • Raptor Rescue Team Volunteers provide their own equipment for catching injured birds
Age Range

 16 years old and up

Volunteer Fee

 $30 (pays for training, CRC t-shirt, and nametag)

 

Submit a Raptor Rescue Team Application online HERE.

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 Manager within five business days on how to set up an interview with CRC Staff.

NOTES:

  • 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 not accepted at this time.