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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Many are called but few get up. – Oliver Herford
Make an impact in the lives of raptors, as well as your community. CRC is looking for committed, caring, and hard-working pre-teens and teens that are searching for volunteer opportunities to help with wildlife conservation.
CRC is open 7 days a week. Since our facility is mainly outdoors, our volunteer opportunities tend to be outside too. Be prepared to work in all weather conditions, get dirty, and have a lot of fun! Volunteers are rewarded with the knowledge that they have made a direct impact on the lives of some truly incredible animals.
By allowing wildlife to retain their natural instincts, we show respect for their lives. Because of this, Junior Volunteers have no physical contact with the raptors. Instead, they support the birds by educating visitors about raptor conservation.
You, as a youth volunteer, can help:
Please click on a link above to find out more about each program, what openings are available, and how to apply.
NOTE: Court ordered community service volunteers are not accepted at this time.