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 hands-on activities.

  • Lead hands-on activities about conservation
  • Answer visitor questions
  • Teach others how to help raptors in the wild

SOAR is a ten week summer volunteer program for high school students, from June 11 through August 19, 2018. 

Before they can volunteer, potential SOAR volunteers MUST attend the following mandatory training:

  • Saturday, JUNE 9, 1pm - 5pm

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

Requirements Snapshot
Volunteer Position
  •  Students Organized to Advocate for Raptors
Openings
  •  Applications posted on March 1, 2018
Commitment Required 
  • Minimum 10 shifts*
  • Days and times are flexible
  • Commitment of 10 weeks
Age Range
  •  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 and volunteers have a choice of chosing how long they would like to volunteer during thier shift (between 1 and 4 hours each time). SOAR volunteers must come in to volunteer at least two shifts per month in June, July AND August. For example, you cannot do all 10 in June 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. 

  • The link is disabled. Applications will be posted on March 1, 2018.

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 days on how to set up an interview with CRC Staff.

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

SOAR is 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, SOAR volunteers do not handle live birds.