We love our volunteers, but as everyone is aware, these are exceptional times for the safety of everyone with COVID-19. With limited visitor services being provided this fall season, limited staff/resources, and for the safety of staff/volunteers, we will not be running a volunteer program for the fall 2020 season. If you are a return volunteer, please feel free to reach out to Janelle Long at email@example.com and Margie Menzies at firstname.lastname@example.org for potential help with specific projects. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to connecting with you again soon!
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory is looking for volunteers!
This is your opportunity to be a part of a research and education team, bringing the magic of the fall raptor migration to the public.
Contact us at 218-428-6209 or email@example.com for more information
Who is Eligible?
Anyone who shares a passion for birds and has the desire to help, learn & have fun! Absolutely no experience is necessary. We will train and teach you, and provide ample opportunities for you to pursue your passion, whether it be birds, sales, public relations, or teaching!
Fall Migration at the Overlook
Each fall, Hawk Ridge sees thousands of migrating raptors passing by as they make their way to their wintering grounds south of us. We also get thousands of visitors stopping at the Main Overlook at Hawk Ridge to witness the phenomenon.
Overlook volunteers perform a multitude of tasks!! You might greet visitors, sell merchandise, point out birds to visitors (we’ll teach you how to tell them apart… it’s easy to learn), update written visitor information, count and/or survey visitors, carry birds from our research station to the education site, etc… the list goes on and on, so I’ll stop with this glimpse into how we utilize our volunteers in the fall. We’ll give you all of the info you’ll need to be a competent, successful volunteer before you start, so don’t let your unfamiliarity keep you from considering the fall migration as your outlet for volunteer activities!
Our Executive Director, Janelle Long, has more office work to do than she has hours in which to do it all! We need helpers who will commit to regular hours in the office with Janelle. You don’t necessarily have to come for full days, or on a weekly basis… if you could offer an afternoon a week/every other week/or a day a month, we’ll gladly accept your help!! The key to this position is consistency. We want people who will return on a regular basis and get familiar with our systems and expectations so our training time is well spent.
Office assistant volunteers are the hands and feet of the organization! You’ll be preparing mailings (folding, stuffing, sealing, posting envelopes), entering information into our database, running errands, doing basic internet research, opening and sorting mail, etc… again, this list can go on and on! Office assistant volunteers should be comfortable on a computer, but we will teach you everything you need to know to be successful.
Fundraising / Marketing / Design
Do you have experience in marketing, PR or graphic design? How ’bout fundraising, grant-writing or other financial solicitation? We need fresh new people to sit on our committees and help out in these areas.
Does volunteering with Hawk Ridge sound exciting?? It is!
Contact us at 218-428-6209 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information