Group Volunteering

TIAA working on the F6 flight cage in October 2016. Photo by Ann Parker.

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I believe that one of the most important things to learn in life is that you can make a difference in your community no matter who you are or where you live. – Rosalynn Carter

Group Volunteering for Adults

Service has become a popular way for groups to make an impact in their community while getting a chance to bond with each other. CRC is happy to host any group that is searching for projects that will help support the Raptor Center's mission of igniting imaginations and inspiring engagement in the natural world through the exploration and rehabilitation of birds of prey.

Types of groups we have worked with:

  • Faith-based organizations
  • Businesses
  • Community groups

Since our facility is outdoors, our volunteer projects will be outside too!

Group volunteers often help with:

  • landscaping (weeding, planting, mulching)
  • maintaining trails (spreading gravel, raking leaves, trimming overhanging plants)
  • updating enclosures (repairing fencing, painting, building new perches)


  • Groups of 15 people or fewer work best for the type of projects available at Carolina Raptor Center.
    • If you have more than 15 we ask that you split your group, coming at two different times on the same day or on two different days.
  • All participants must be at least 18 years old at the time of service.
    • If you are a youth group looking for a place to volunteer we recommend checking with Share Charlotte. They work with a variety of organizations in the region that are looking for volunteers of all ages.
  • Due to limitations on staff, we are unable to accommodate every request submitted. 


Submit a Group Volunteer 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 Coordinator within five business days on whether your request has been accepted or not.

Requirements Snapshot
Volunteer Position Group Volunteers
Commitment Required One time, 3 hours
Age Range 18 years old and up
Projects Involved trail landscaping, enclosure maintenance
Registration Required (link above)

Find other ways your corporate group can participate with Carolina Raptor Center. Please visit our Corporate Support page.