On-going volunteer opportunities:
Eagle Husbandry Volunteer
Assist with morning eagle care duties including food prep, cleaning of eagle living areas, and changing of water. Requires ability to bend and lift and perform tasks independently. May be combined with other volunteer opportunities. Must be available 8:00am-10:00am and able to commit to volunteering at least twice a month.
Needed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays seasonally, June-October
Welcome guests at front door/desk area to provide basic visitor experience information, monitor for admission stickers, and assist with line management. Additional duties may include welcoming large groups, encouraging membership, assisting with group photos, answering guest questions, and monitoring public restrooms. Requires friendly outgoing personality and willingness to verbally engage with visitors.
Specific program volunteers needs:
Fishing on the Refuge – Our summer fishing program gives kids a chance to go fishing right here at the National Eagle center, learn about responsible angling, and donate their catch to feed the bald eagle ambassadors!
We are in need of volunteers to assist with various aspects of this program during the summer months.
Fishing on the Refuge – Gear Check Out Table Volunteer
Will be responsible for explaining the program and fishing regulations to people as they inquire. For people that want to take part in the program – assist them in checking out gear (fishing pole, bait, proper size life jacket). Requires friendly outgoing personality and willingness to verbally engage with visitors.
Fishing on the Refuge – Dock Volunteer
Assist participants while fishing – this could be anything from teaching how to cast, put bait on a hook, reel in or take a fish off the hook. Will also make sure fish are of legal take and help participants ID the fish caught. The person will also help make sure everyone is safe: for example making sure kids are wearing lifejackets. Requires friendly outgoing personality and willingness to verbally engage with visitors. Existing knowledge of native fish identification is helpful but not necessary.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please download and fill out our Volunteer Application.