Fontenelle Forest Nature Center will be closing at noon on Nov. 25, and will be closed all day Thursday, Nov 26.
Member gate fob access will be available. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center will be closing at noon on Nov. 25, and will be closed all day Thursday, Nov 26.
Member gate fob access will be available. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Call for Raptor Woodland Refuge Docents

Do you like to chat with others?  Have a passion for raptors? You may be interested in becoming a Raptor Woodland Refuge Docent!

Docents are volunteer naturalists who share their knowledge and passion for Nebraska’s raptors.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with others
  • Must be able to commit to 6 hours minimum per month for a 1 year period
  • Must complete 8 hours of initial training with a passing grade of 90%
  • Must participate in 8 hours of continuing education per year
  • Must be able to communicate through email
  • Attend a Volunteer 101 program

Essential Functions of RWR Docents:

  • Act as an interpretive guide to walk-ins and pre- scheduled groups of 20 or more
  • Interpret raptor life history, ecology, and conservation and deliver raptor information through artifacts and other props
  • Assist Raptor Care Specialist or other staff with additional duties if needed, including food preparation, feeding, cleaning, and equipment care.
  • Ensure that RWR visitors act appropriately
  • Observe raptor behavior and report irregularities to Raptor Care Specialist or others

RWR Docents must be prepared to:

  • Interact with visitors with a professional and friendly attitude
  • Be on their feet for an extended period of time
  • Be outdoors for an extended period of time
  • Work closely with other RWR volunteers and staff at all times
  • Complete application, waiver and interview

For more information or to apply, contact Denise Lewis, Raptor Recovery Volunteer Coordinator, at dlewis@fontenelleforest.org or 402-731-3140.

Training starts in April!

Fontenelle Forest is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit.

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