The Peregrine Fund's Summer Youth Volunteer Program
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 of 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.
Applications for the 2024 program will be available here on January 1st, 2024!
2024 Program Dates*
Application Period Opens
Monday, January 1st, 2024
Applications Accepted Until
Sunday, March 31, 2024
Notification of Acceptance
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Team Training (Required)
Monday, June 3, 2024
End of Program Gathering
Saturday, August 17, 2024
*Subject to change
- The program runs for 11 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.
- Volunteer around your summer plans!
Quotes from Students
This experience challenged me to do the very thing I occasionally try to avoid, and so because public speaking was required I believe I gained more confidence in that area. I felt more at ease approaching visitors and engaging with strangers and as a result I think this is going to help me greatly in college.
The volunteers and staff cultivate such a warm and welcoming and calm atmosphere and it is easy to see how much they love the people and environment around them. They are passionate, energetic, compassionate, and dedicated people and I am so lucky to have gotten to know some of them. It is incredible to be a member of Raptor High because of the lifelong memories, connections, and tools learned! I am more environmentally aware and know actions to take to improve the health of raptors (and thus other species and humans) thanks to Raptor High. It means a lot to me that this opportunity was available, fun, exciting, and educational! I think about being a science writer or teacher now. Thank you so much!
I learned so much more than I thought I would, not just about conservation, but about how to read people, and how to efficiently convey information.
Is Raptor High for You?
Raptor High Class of 2023
Jessica Gordon, CVA
Manager of Volunteer Engagement
Main Phone: 208-362-8687
Direct Phone: 208-362-8262