Educate Your Community and Yourself

Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? – Martin Luther King 

Students Organized to Advocate for Raptors (SOAR) are trained to educate visitors about raptor conservation through the use of interactive activities.

  • Lead activities about conservation
  • Answer visitor questions
  • Teach others how to help raptors in the wild
  • Assist with summer camp (second, third, and fourth year SOAR only)

SOAR is integral in educating visitors about raptor conservation. CRC limits unnecessary human and bird interactions as much as possible for the comfort of the birds. Because of this, SOAR volunteers do not handle live birds.

SOAR is a nine week summer volunteer program for high school students.  

Before they can volunteer, potential SOAR volunteers MUST:

  • Complete an application online (applications closed for 2022)
  • Successfully pass an interview conducted over Zoom
  • Attend the mandatory training on June 25, 2022.

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

Requirements Snapshot
Volunteer Position
  •  Students Organized to Advocate for Raptors
  • Applications posted on March 1, 2022
  • Applications close on May 24, 2022 or until positions are filled
  • All interviews MUST occur between March 1 - May 31, 2022
Commitment Required 
  • Minimum 10 shifts*
  • Days and times are flexible
  • Commitment of 9 weeks
Age Range
  •  High school students
    • Applicants must be at least a rising ninth grader
Volunteer Fee
  •  $30 (pays for training, CRC t-shirt, and nametag)   









*SOAR volunteers are expected to complete a minimum of 10 shifts during the course of the program. Shifts are available seven days a week (Monday through Sunday). SOAR volunteers can choose between two shifts on any day we are open to the public (AM shifts are 10 am - 12:30 pm, PM shifts are 1:30 pm - 4 pm).

SOAR volunteers must come in to volunteer at least once each month the program is running. For example, you cannot do all 10 shifts in July and be done with the program. SOAR volunteers will have access to an account in our online scheduling system. They will sign themselves up and remove themselves from the schedule as needed during the course of the summer. This allows for flexibility to work around summer sports, vacations, etc.

Submit a SOAR application HERE. (This link has been disabled. All available slots for 2022 have been filled.)

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 Manager 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.