Educate Your Community and Yourself

You are one of the forces of nature. – Jules Michelet

A Junior Docent is trained to work with an adult as a team to educate visitors about raptors.

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

Before they can volunteer, potential Junior Docents (with their adult partner) MUST attend one of the following mandatory trainings:

  • Sunday, February 24, 9 am - 12 pm
    • ​Deadline to apply is February 16
  • Sunday, April 28, 2 pm - 5 pm
    • ​Deadline to apply is April 20
  • Saturday, June 22, 2 pm - 5 pm
    • ​Deadline to apply is June 15
  • Sunday, August 25, 9 am - 12 pm 
    • ​Deadline to apply is August 17
  • Saturday, October 26, 9 am - 12 pm
    • Deadline to apply is October 19 

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

Requirements Snapshot
Volunteer Position
  •  Junior Docent
  •  Yes
Commitment Required 
  • Minimum of 4 hours per month
  • Days and times are flexible
  • Commitment of at least 6 months
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

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.

Junior Docents are integral in educating visitors about raptor conservation. Because the birds at CRC were once wild animals, 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.