Educate Your Community and Yourself

A Junior Docent is trained to work with an adult as a team to educate visitors about raptors. The adult accompanying the Junior Docent must be a parent, guardian, or an adult appointed by their guardian. This adult will accompany the Junior Docent each time they volunteer. 

  • Watch over assigned exhibits
  • Answer visitor questions
  • Have conversations about the birds
  • Educate using props
  • Teach others how to help raptors in the wild
  • Lead hands-on activities

Junior Docents are integral in educating visitors about raptor conservation. We limit unnecessary human and bird interactions as much as possible for the comfort of the birds. Because of this, Junior Docents do not handle live birds.

Before they can volunteer, potential Junior Docents MUST attend one of the following mandatory trainings in 2022: TBD

The parent, guardian, or the adult assigned to accompany the Junior Docent must attend the same training class. 

Due to limitations on staff, individual trainings are not possible at this time.

Requirements Snapshot
Volunteer Position
  •  Junior Docent
  •  No
Commitment Required 
  • Minimum of 4 hours per month
  • Days and times are flexible
  • Commitment of at least 6 months
  • Must attend one of the in-person training classes
    • Accompanying adults must attend the same training
Age Range
  • Must be in at least the sixth grade 
  • In summer, applicants must be at least a rising sixth grader 
Volunteer Fee
  •  $30 (pays for training, CRC t-shirt, and nametag) 









Submit a Junior Docent application HERE. This link is currently disabled. Our docent program is on pause while we update this opportunity.

All Junior Docents must be accompanied by an adult each time they volunteer, no exceptions. The accompanying adult must fill out an application for the Adult Docent program. 

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 how to set up an interview with CRC Staff.

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

Individual short-term adult volunteer commitments are not available at CRC. Please contact Share Charlotte, a partner organization, for these types of opportunities.