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Raptor High
The Peregrine Fund's summer youth volunteer program

COVID-19 Update

05.25.2020:  Sadly, the Raptor High program has been cancelled for the summer of 2020 due to COVID. Those who applied for this year's program are strongly encouraged to apply again in 2021. 

05.04.2020:  Training sessions are postponed until further notice. Participants will be contacted accordingly as the COVID-19 situation develops and we determine our plans to re-open the center. 

03.31.2020:  Applications will be accepted through April 7th. Parent/Guardian Previews are available by phone. Interviews will be scheduled when we re-open (hopefully mid-April). Notifications will be pushed back to Saturday, May 16th. The training sessions will remain as scheduled (subject to continued developments).

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!

2020 Program Dates to Know

Application Period Opens
Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Applications Accepted Until
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Throughout April

Notification of Acceptance
Saturday, May 9, 2020

Team Training (Required)
Monday, June 1, 2020

End of Program Gathering
Saturday, August 22, 2020

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 (Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m).
  • Volunteer around your summer plans!

For more Information please contact Jessica Gordon, Volunteer Coordinator,

We also 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. Please RSVP to Jessica Gordon if you plan to attend one of the sessions at the World Center for Birds of Prey.

Saturday, February 15th from 11am to 12pm
Friday, February 28th from 4pm - 5pm
Saturday, March 7th from 3pm to 4pm
Friday, March 20th from 3:30pm - 4:30pm - CANCELLED
(Individual sessions may be available based on scheduling conflicts.)

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