Rats and mice and raptors, oh my! The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, a local 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 colonies of rats and mice to support the recovery of injured raptors. Rats and mice are bred and raised on site by the dedicated rodent wranglers and we need your help! 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, and providing enrichment and socialization of the rats. 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 to work with either the rats or the mice as well as what day you volunteer.
The preferred commitment is once a week for about two hours on the same day each week; bi-weekly opportunities are also available. We are currently looking for volunteers for the holiday season only - approximately 6 weeks from early December through mid-January. Hours are flexible, as long as you begin between 7 am and 3 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.
- Animal Care / Handling
- Problem Solving
- Reading / Writing
- Critical Thinking
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- approximately two hours once or twice a week
- Scheduled meetings as needed