This is National Volunteer week! The Raptor Center’s 250 volunteers contribute an average of 900 hours each week. They volunteer in our clinic, flight crew, transport, education, Recycling for Raptors, work special events and even do carpentry, providing critical support for us. To say we couldn’t do it without them is truly an understatement. We are so proud and grateful for the dedication of these wonderful people and their desire to transform the world around us, one raptor or one person at a time.
National Volunteer Week is about “inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.” The Raptor Center shares this ideal of empowering people to work for change in their community, ensuring a healthier environment for raptors and the world we share. Stewardship starts with individuals connecting to the world around them and finding meaning there.