HWI volunteers play a vital role in the success of our raptor conservation and education programs. We cherish the relationships we build with our volunteers, and know that feeling is mutual. Get ready to roll your sleeves up, learn about raptor science, experience close encounters with live birds of prey, and be surrounded by like-minded nature enthusiasts.
If you'd like to be a HWI volunteer, fill out the form below and tell us which program you are interested in.
Citizen Science - Volunteers assist with our conservation research and work alongside the HWI science staff as field biologists in either our American Kestrel Study, Winter Raptor Surveys, or Short-eared Owl Surveys.
Bird Docent - Volunteers learn how to handle HWI's Raptor Ambassadors and take them out to community programs to spread awareness arond raptor conservation.
Seasonal Field Work - Volunteer positions geared for biologists or aspiring biologists to assist with our spring and fall field work. Depending on the position, we offer stipends and benefits. These projects are normally weeks or months long conducted in remote areas.