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
  • Assist with summer camp

SOAR is an eleven week summer volunteer program for high school students, from June 14 through August 23, 2020. 

Before they can volunteer, potential SOAR volunteers MUST:

  • Complete an application online
  • Successfully pass an in-person interview
  • Attend the mandatory training on Saturday, June 13, 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
  •  Applications posted on March 1, 2020
  • Applications close on May 25, 2020
  • All interviews will occur between March 2 - May 31, 2020
Commitment Required 
  • Minimum 10 shifts*
  • Days and times are flexible
  • Commitment of 11 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 between 10 am and 5pm. Volunteers have a choice of choosing how long they would like to volunteer during their 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.

SOAR applications have closed for 2020. 

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.

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.