Seeking Volunteers Now for these Opportunities!
Education and Outreach Volunteer – Year Round
Outreach Seasonal Volunteer – May through October
Front Desk Greeter/Reception Volunteer
Rehabilitation Interns – Summer Seasonal – May through October
As a volunteer, you can help provide A Second Chance at Freedom to hundreds of eagles, owls, hawks, and falcons that are injured or suffer illness each year. You can also help to inspire hearts and minds, young and old, to conserve raptors and the spaces we share with them. Volunteers and interns provide healing care, participate in educational programs and outreach, offer clerical support, and help with our day-to-day operations. Would you like to change the world by joining our team?
All volunteer applicants go through a screening process, which includes completion of application, interview, and background check. Volunteers must be over 18, have a current Covid – 19 vaccination(s), those working with animals and maintenance must also have a current tetanus vaccine, and be able to meet the requirements of the applied for position.
Please read the details of the position you are interested in to find out how and when to apply. You may also e-mail Lisa Winta, RMRP volunteer coordinator for more information, Lisa@rmrp.org.
Education and Outreach
Volunteers and Interns within the education department are key players in the RMRP’s ability to provide conservation education about raptors. Inspiring young and old to care about and conserve these magnificent birds is the primary job of educational volunteers. Seeing the look of awe on a child’s face when they see an owl or hawk up close and in person is very rewarding.
Volunteers and interns will assist with formal and informal education and outreach events, merchandising and fundraising. Most volunteer positions will provide basic husbandry duties to care for permanently disabled ambassador raptors. Volunteers in the educational department will commit to specific shifts a month in advance. Please read the details of each position.
Outreach Seasonal VolunteerThis volunteer opportunity supports education, outreach, and fund-raising throughout the summer. Must volunteer 8 days for the season and be able to attend training on May 7, or May 14, or May 15. Please read full description of job and duties by clicking the below link.
Outreach Seasonal Volunteer – To Apply
Education and Outreach Internship
We have a variety of intern opportunities in our education department. Each of these positions works to further the conservation education aspect of our mission. These internships are for the person which would like to accomplish a specific learning goal and has more time to commit than the Educational Volunteer position requires. Internships can be completed for school credit or for personal growth.
If your interest lies with wildlife rehabilitation, the RMRP has dozens of volunteers which help to provide nursing care to injured and sick raptors. Our highest need for volunteers is during summer and fall when young birds are learning to fly and survive. Most volunteers start in the RMRP in our seasonal internship position. Some volunteers also are needed year round. The seasonal internship runs from May through October 2023. Applications will open on January 1 and must be submitted by March 31, every year.
Support Volunteer Opportunities
It takes a village of people with all skill sets and passions to fulfill the mission of the RMRP. This means that we have many volunteer positions that are not hands on with the raptors; although you will still get to see them during your volunteer shifts. We need helpers willing to work at our front desk, help with maintenance, plan events and so much more. If you are interested in any of these positions don’t hesitate to volunteer. No matter what capacity you volunteer in you are helping to give injured raptors “A Second Chance at Freedom”.
Click the links to learn more about each opportunity. Send an e-mail to Lisa@rmrp.org to request an application.