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!

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