Nature's Educators Volunteer Application
PLEASE READ THIS APPLICATION FULLY BEFORE YOU APPLY!

Thank you for applying to volunteer with us! We will reach out to you to set up an interview. Application reviews and background checks will be done as received. Orientation and trainings are held quarterly. We then have a three month training/shadowing period so you will be ready for busy season Spring/Summer!

It takes time and money for us to train new volunteers and we're a non-profit! You need to be able to commit to a full year and communicate via email regularly. Please do not reach out to us via social media or phone to check in on your application - we will contact you if we feel you are a good fit.

We are an organization that cares for predators such as snakes and raptors! You will be required to do food prep which means cutting up already dead things and delivering meat to various ambassadors. If you cannot handle that, then this is not for you. You will be required to clean up not only after the ambassadors, but after the humans: Nature Center, Classroom, Bathroom, Offices, etc will all need cleaned daily. We spend the majority of our time cleaning!

We do not offer tours of our facility to potential volunteers. Please take time to look at our website carefully and attend some of our events to see if we are a good fit for you. We care for many types of animals and have fun doing it!
Volunteer Requirements - Program and Animal Care Helper
Be 18 years or older and have a passion for animals and education.
Be able to spend time in the weather, bending, lifting, carrying, cleaning, and feeding.
Be able to commit to at least 12 hours per month for 1 year. (Must be at least 1 program/event, 1 scheduled animal care, and 1 scheduled mews cleaning per month.) Of course, you can do more!
Have reliable transportation.
You will be required to attend a 6 hour (over two afternoons) training session to learn how to care for and handle our ambassadors. Raptor handling itself will happen after you have completed the sessions, passed your exam, and done your 3 months observation time.
Provide your own small raptor handling glove (NaturesEd will advise).
Have access to the internet and be able to correspond via email regularly.
Have some level of animal experience or public speaking skills.
Be able to pay $20 for a background check or provide us with a background check.
Be able to pay for the trainings and supplies at $100 (non refundable) described below.
Your $100 fee covers a larger raptor glove, polo, name tag, and all of your training sessions. It is non-refundable.
Volunteer Requirements - Animal Care Only
Be 18 years or older and have a passion for animals and education.
Be able to spend time in the weather, bending, lifting, carrying, cleaning, and feeding.
Be able to commit at least 12 hours per month for 1 year. Of course, you can do more!
Have reliable transportation.
You will be required to attend a training session to learn how to care for our ambassadors.
Have access to the internet and be able to correspond via email regularly.
Have some level of animal experience.
Be able to pay $20 for a background check or provide us with a background check.
Name *
Email *
Phone Number
Age *
How did you hear about us?
Interests
Why do you want to volunteer with us? *
Employment situation
Availability
We require volunteers to volunteer for a minimum of 12 hours per month. We need help on both weekdays and weekends.
Previous experience with birds of prey
Previous experience is not required, but if you do have some, please describe.
Previous experience with reptiles or insects
Previous experience is not required, but if you do have some, please describe.
Previous experience with presenting, teaching, or public speaking
Previous experience is not required, but if you do have some, please describe.
Any other skills
No additional skills needed, but please describe any you may have.
References *
Please list 3 references (Name + Contact Info) with at least one being professional.
Training, Schedule and Costs
We take pride on having skilled, knowledgeable team members!
Applications received
Applications reviewed, interviews completed, background checks completed
Orientation, shadowing animal care/feeding, training sessions happen in one day
What you do in your first 3 months before acquiring a name tag and handling glove: Take exam and pass with an 80% to acquire certificate of completion, shadow programs/events, participate in mews cleaning at least once a month, participate in animal care at least once a month, study and learn
Ready to start handling

Your $100 fee covers a larger raptor glove, polo, name tag, and all of your training sessions. It is non-refundable as all of these items cost our organization money to do.
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