We have many volunteer opportunities at the Avian Reconditioning Center (ARC) and provide hands-on training with birds of prey for dedicated volunteers. In addition to helping to raptors in rehabilitation, we provide education programs to the Central Florida community.
Volunteers may expect to learn about native species of raptors and gain experience in the care and management of birds of prey.
Prior experience is not required to volunteer at ARC!
We welcome those 14 years of age and older to volunteer. Minors may volunteer with the conditions below:
Volunteer workdays are typically:
A minimum of three hours per volunteer shift is requested.
We are open to the public on Saturdays, weather permitting and excluding those in August.
If you are interested in volunteering, please visit on a Saturday between 9:00am and 1:00pm to see if volunteering would be a good fit for you.
Please keep in mind that we work with wild animals. While we handle birds of prey as part of the rehabilitation and education process, the privilege of bird handling is based on experience and knowledge as determined by ARC's Director.
Below are a few tasks that volunteers may perform:
Your donation helps ARC continue to rehabilitate and educate about birds of prey. Without your support, we would not be able to help birds of prey when they need our help the most!