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Raptor High
The Peregrine Fund's summer youth volunteer program

Please note - while the application window for the 2021 Raptor High program is currently open, specifics may change depending on how the COVID-19 conditions progress. Students are encouraged to submit applications in the coming months though we ask for your patience as we work through the process under the circumstances.

Join The Peregrine Fund's team of student volunteers at the World Center for Birds of Prey! The "Raptor High" program supports students interested in becoming teachers of raptor biology and ecology as they share inspiring stories of conservation with visitors from around the world.

We look forward to working with a number motivated high school-aged students this summer who want to learn more about conservation and further practice the time management and public speaking skills expected in a professional environment.

Application is available HERE!

2021 Program Dates - Subject to Change

Application Period Opens
Friday, January 1st, 2021

Applications Accepted Until
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Throughout April

Notification of Acceptance
Saturday, May 8, 2021

Team Training (Required)
Monday, June 7, 2021

End of Program Gathering
Saturday, August 28, 2021

Time Commitment

  • The program runs for 12 weeks from June - August.
  • Complete approximately 30 hours of service over the course of the program.
  • Various shifts are available daily during our summer hours of operation (typically Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m).
  • Volunteer around your summer plans!

For more Information please contact Jessica Gordon, Volunteer Coordinator,

We host several Parent Preview Hour opportunities for interested participants and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to learn more about the expectations, scheduling, and next steps. Virtual sessions are a possibility as determined by the status of the pandemic at the time. Please RSVP to Jessica Gordon if you plan to attend one of the sessions at the World Center for Birds of Prey.

Saturday, March 6th from 3 - 4pm.
Friday, March 19th from 3:30 - 4:30pm.
(Individual sessions may be available based on scheduling conflicts.)

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