Volunteer

 Volunteers carry a bald eagle to a waiting van for transportation to a remote release site. Raptors, especially bald eagles, are a focus of interest with the media.

Volunteers carry a bald eagle to a waiting van for transportation to a remote release site. Raptors, especially bald eagles, are a focus of interest with the media.

 

"No act of kindness is ever wasted" -Aesop

Click here to download an OWLS volunteer application

Since our founding in 1988 volunteers have been the backbone of our organization. These dedicated individuals donate their time and energy to help care for the thousands of patients admitted each year and to help spread our mission for everyone to peacefully coexist with wildlife.

Volunteering is a great way to get involved and help keep our shelter going. Training is on the job and duties depend on your level of commitment and skill. The volunteer shift is typically once a week for four hours a day. All volunteers are required to have an up to date tetanus shot and a love of animals is a must.

Junior Volunteers

Owls accepts Junior volunteers at age 13.  This is a great way to get involved in your community and learn the value of volunteering.   Junior volunteers start as baby bird feeders in the early spring.   Spaces are limited so please get your application in as soon as possible.

Click here to download an OWLS junior volunteer application

 Rehabilitation

This is an exciting opportunity to care for injured and orphaned wildlife. They need your help! You will begin your training in our baby bird nursery and move up as desire and ability will allow. There is no greater satisfaction than releasing an animal that has been legally, professionally, and compassionately cared for by you.

Education

Our education department continues to grow so that means our need for volunteers is growing. This is a great way to share your love of wildlife and teach people of all ages about what we do. You will help with educational programs, tours, and festivals. Another major part of this position is to help promote these programs through public relations.

Grounds maintenance

If you love gardening and wildlife, this may be the position for you. We are constantly in need of landscaping, work on our buildings, and maintenance on our cages and aviaries. You will get some sun, have fun and help us out.

Special projects

We understand that not everyone can make a weekly commitment. If you are interested in volunteering for special projects that come available please fill out an application and we will call you when we can use your help.

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