It takes time and money for us to train a new volunteer. If you know that you will not be able to commit at least one year to Nature's Educators, please wait to apply with us until you have the time. We take timely communication very seriously. Be sure to check your spam folder if you are expecting something from us! 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.
The training session costs $100. This will get you the course, a polo ($20 value), a name tag ($12 value), and 1 raptor handling glove ($45 value). The course will cover general raptor facts, our raptor ambassadors, general reptile facts and care, general info on our other animals, vocabulary, safety and first aid, etc. The fee is non-refundable as we will use the money for those that do not make it past the 3 months to help care for our ambassadors. It will be considered a tax-deductible donation then. The money helps to cover precious time and resources to train new folks!
If you are only interested in helping clean and feed, there is no need for the training course.
You will also need to pass a background check before coming to your orientation day. This is online and costs $20.