Help support raptors!

Many are called but few get up. – Oliver Herford

YOUTH VOLUNTEERING

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:

  • EDUCATE your community and yourself
    • Junior Docent (CLOSED)
      • Work with an adult as a team to educate visitors about raptors.
      • Applicants must be in at least the sixth grade
        • In summer, applicants must be at least a rising sixth grader 
    • Students Organized to Advocate for Raptors (CLOSED)
      • Educate visitors about raptor conservation through the use of hands-on activities. 
      • The SOAR program only runs from June through August each year​
      • Applicants must be at least a rising ninth grader

Please click on a link above to find out more about each program, what openings are available, and how to apply. 

GENERAL DETAILS

ALL JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT EVERY TIME THEY VOLUNTEER. SOAR VOLUNTEERS ARE THE ONLY EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE.

  • Openings become available as they are needed
    • If you do not see an opening you are looking for, please check back frequently
  • All participants must be in at least the sixth grade at the time of service. If applying during the summer, the applicant must be at least a rising sixth grader.
    • Some areas require the candidate to be at least a rising 9th grader. Please read requirements for each program carefully before applying.
  • The minimum commitment of most volunteer programs is 6 months due to the amount of training involved.
  • To be accepted, a candidate must successful complete the following:
    • Online application
      • Partnering adults must submit an application for the adult version of the same program 
    • Interview with CRC Staff
      • ​Partnering adults can interview at the same time as the youth volunteer
    • Training within one month of acceptance
      • Partnering adults must attend the same training

NOTE: Court ordered community service volunteers are not accepted at this time.