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.
Rats and mice and raptors, oh my! The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, a Fort Collins non-profit is looking for volunteers to join our efforts at raptor rehabilitation and release through rodent care. Rodent wranglers are a group of volunteers who care for our in house colony of mice to support the recovery of injured raptors! These rodents are a critical component of returning raptors to the wild for a second chance at freedom.
Responsibilities include cleaning cages, transferring animals between cages, feeding and watering, record keeping, stocking supplies, mating, and weaning litter. All materials and training are provided; no experience is necessary, just a desire to ensure that the lives of these little creatures are of the best quality. You can choose what day and time you volunteer.
The preferred commitment is once a week for 2-4 hours on the same day each week; bi-weekly opportunities are also available. Hours are flexible, as long as you begin between 7 am and 4 pm. Ages 18 and up, students are welcome. Help our raptors remain wild and free!
Visit www.rmrp.org for your application and learn more about the opportunity and our life saving work.