Take a walk on the wild side at Carolina Raptor Center's Raptor Trail.
Catch wonder by the tail with our formal and informal education programs. Children 3 to 93 will delight the science and natural history of 38 raptor species and how they have inspired human invention.
Staff and volunteers at this hidden hospital in the woods treats over 900 injured and orphaned birds a year – more than any other US raptor center. Over 70% are released back into the wild!
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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. NO OPENINGS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME!
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 a training at the Raptor Center before they can begin volunteering. Upcoming trainings:
Saturday, May 21, 1-4 pm
16 years old and up
$30 (pays for training, CRC t-shirt, and nametag)
Submit a Raptor Rescue Team Application online HERE. This link is currently disable because no positions are available. Please check back frequently to see if there are new openings.
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.