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The Raptor Trust

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The Raptor Trust is a non-profit, licensed wild bird rehabilitation facility located in Morris County New Jersey. We take care of over 5,000 injured and orphaned birds each year, with the goal of restoring their health and releasing them back into the wild.

We are looking for Compassionate, Observant, Reliable, Wildlife Loving volunteers to help us care for our avian patients as they heal from their injuries and get ready for release back into the wild. Volunteers help with preparing bird diets, aviary cage cleaning, infirmary cleaning and maintenance, organizing supplies, and grounds maintenance and beautification.

We welcome volunteers of all skill levels and experience backgrounds. Hands on training is provided for all new volunteers and continuous training is provided as you continue your work with the help of our dedicated staff and entire volunteer team. Volunteers must be 18 or older and able to commit to a recurring, once weekly, four hour shift. We are open from 8am-4pm seven days a week and are happy to work with your schedule and availability. (Gift shop, reception, and development office opportunities are also available)

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About The Raptor Trust

Location:

1390 White Bridge Rd., Millington, NJ 07946, US

Mission Statement

To provide free care and assistance to injured, sick, or orphaned wild birds; to educate people about wild birds, especially birds of prey; and to provide a humane example for others. For three decades The Raptor Trust has provided its unique services to the wild birds and the people who find them, always trying to be helpful and caring to both. It is the Trust's hope that its long standing presence and humane conduct has provided a worthy example to others.

Description

A wild bird hospital. The Raptor Trust today is a large, modern complex, consisting of a medical infirmary, an education building, gift shop, and some 70 exterior cages and aviaries containing over 130,000 cubic feet of space. All the chambers are designed to accommodate recuperating birds that will be released, as well as unreleasable individuals that permanently reside at the facility. Recuperating birds are housed in secluded aviaries. Resident birds are housed in large aviaries accessible for public viewing. Approximately 50 raptors representing over 20 species of hawks, eagles, owls, and falcons are permanent residents at the Trust.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1390 White Bridge RoadMillington, NJ 07946

(40.6731,-74.5163)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Landscaping
  • Environmental Education

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Min weekly recurring 4 hour shift. open 7 days/wk. We are especially looking for early morning volunteers that can work from 8AM-12PM, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. If afternoons are better , we are looking for Monday or Friday 12-4.
  • comfort bending, light lifting and working on feet. Enjoy working partially outdoors.

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