Volunteer with HWI

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of our programs, and we cherish the relationships we build with our volunteers. 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.

  • Citizen Science - Volunteers assist with our conservation research and work alongside the HWI science staff as field biologists in either our American Kestrel Study, 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.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently accepting volunteer inquiries. If you are interested in volunteering, please monitor our events calendar for project-specific announcements. Thank you for your patience! We look forward to the day when we can safely welcome all volunteers again!