The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Wild At Heart, an award-winning raptor rescue/rehab/release organization in Cave Creek, needs help feeding hawks and falcons in the late afternoon. This opportunity involves placing dishes of thawed mice and rats in our outdoor aviaries in the late afternoon one day every week. We need at least a 3-month commitment, on a regular basis (e.g., same day every week for 3 months). This opportunity does not entail hand-feeding birds. Training on the feeding process is required as is an orientation to our facility and procedures--so it is possible you will not be feeding our birds on the first day. This opportunity requires a volunteer to commit approximately 1-2 hours for each daily feeding. Sorry, but we do not grant community service hours for this opportunity.