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Center for Birds of Prey, 4719 North Highway 17, Awendaw, SC
Sunday, July 14, 2019, 1 – 4pm

“Join us on Sunday, July 14, 1-4pm, for an introduction to our Volunteer Staff program. Learn about the variety of areas where we need support and meet some of the team. You’ll be able to ask questions, get to know a few of our current Volunteer Staff, and learn about the behind-the-scenes activities that make the Center function.

We invite those who are interested in supporting the Center through volunteer service to attend this orientation.

Please note that we will have limited seating for this session. Also, if after attending this orientation you decide to pursue a volunteer position, you will need to attend a mandatory Basic Training session on Wednesday, July 24th at 5:30 pm.

Thank you,

The Staff of the Avian Conservation Center

Frequently Asked Questions:

    Do I need to fill out any paperwork? Yes, in advance of the session, we will email all pre-registered attendees several documents that will need to be completed before they can be considered for a volunteer placement. These documents include an application, liability waiver, social media agreement, and volunteer commitment agreement.
    How old do you have to be to volunteer at the Center? You must be 18 years or older to volunteer in the Avian Medical Clinic and 16 years or older to volunteer in all other departments. However, seasonal internships and service learning opportunities may be arranged for students under the age of 16. For more information about internships and service learning opportunities, send us an email with your questions.
    Do Volunteer Staff have to commit to a set schedule or number of hours? We require all on-campus volunteers to commit to one four-hour shift each week for a minimum of six months.
    What if I want to help, but cannot commit to a set schedule? Consider joining us as a Transport Volunteer. These volunteers work within their own geographic area and, after receiving instruction in the principals and techniques essential to the safe capture and transport of injured birds of prey and some shorebirds, they are responsible for bringing injured birds to the Avian Medical Clinic from throughout the state. We host separate training sessions for new Transport Volunteers each year, so if you decide that your preference would be to assist the Center in this manner, please email us so we can notify you of the next session.
    Do you have to know about birds to volunteer at the Center? No, but you will learn a lot while working with us! All we require from you is a desire to make a difference through your committed volunteer service.
    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Call 843.971.7474 or send an email to info@thecenterforbirdsofprey.org

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