Help support raptors!

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:

  • EDUCATE your community and yourself
    • Junior Docent 
      • Work with a parent or guardian 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 
      • 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. 


  • Openings become available as they are needed.
    • If you do not see an opening you are looking for, please check back.
  • Different volunteer programs have different minimum age requirements. Please read program descriptions carefully. 
  • To be accepted, a candidate must successful complete the following:
    • Online application
      • For the Junior Docent program, partnering adults must submit an application for the adult version of the Docent program on the same day. 
    • Interview with CRC Staff
    • Training within one month of acceptance

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