Potential volunteers must attend an orientation session to begin working with the raptors. These meetings are held throughout the year at RMRP. They will enable you to talk with staff and discover whether volunteering for the RMRP us is right for you. Check our Events Calendar for the next scheduled volunteer orientation. All orientation meetings begin at 10am and last one and half hours.
You must be twelve years or older to volunteer. Volunteers between ages 12 and 16 must join as a team with a parent or older adult – the youth and adult will work together as a team in all tasks. Volunteers between 16 and 18 may be able to volunteer without an adult after an interview with the executive director.
Volunteers attend weekly “Rounds”. These required meetings occur every Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. We discuss or address medical cases, cover new raptor intakes, coordinate daily treatment schedules, upcoming events, short training sessions, and general RMRP business.
In addition to attending Rounds, we ask all volunteers to work at least one treatment shift per week. These shifts occur twice a day at 7 p.m. and 4 p.m. and can run from 90 minutes to three hours or four hours. Volunteers are asked to make a minimum of a one year commitment. Leave of absence will be granted for school breaks or other time away.
If you wish to volunteer in a capacity that does not involve working with the raptors, you do not have to meet the above requirements. Please call 970-484-7756 to discuss volunteer needs and opportunities.