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Rodent Wrangler - help save raptor lives!

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Rocky Mountain Raptor Program

  • 64 people are interested
baby mouse in hand
Cute as a button!

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 litters. 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. Responsible 16 and 17 year olds may apply. 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.

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About Rocky Mountain Raptor Program


720 East Vine Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80524, US

Mission Statement

The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program inspires the protection and appreciation of raptors and the spaces where they live through excellence in rehabilitation, education and research.


The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program (RMRP) is a non-profit organization based in Fort Collins Colorado which rehabilitates and releases injured raptors (birds of prey) such as eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons. We also provide educational and outreach opportunities to the community through programs which feature permanently disabled educational ambassador birds. The RMRP receives approximately 300 injured birds annually and returns 80% of the treatable cases to the wild. The RMRP has been in operation since the 1970's and continues to be a premier rehabilitation and education center today.



We'll work with your schedule.


720B East Vine DriveFort Collins, CO 80526



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Reading / Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • two to four hours weekly or biweekly
  • Self-direction, attention to detail, ability to make good judgment within given parameters

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