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Raptor High
The Peregrine Fund's summer youth volunteer program


This summer we hosted 22 students who contributed 739.25 hours of public outreach and interpretation with visitors of the World Center for Birds of Prey!

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 - Subject to Change

Application Period Opens
Monday, January 1st, 2024

Applications Accepted Until
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Throughout April

Notification of Acceptance
Saturday, May 18, 2024

Team Training (Required)
Monday, June 3, 2024

End of Program Gathering
Saturday, August 17, 2024

Time Commitment

  • 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!

For more Information please contact Jessica Gordon, Manager of Volunteer Engagement,

We host several Raptor High Preview opportunities for interested participants and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to learn more about the expectations, scheduling, and next steps. Sessions will be virtual or in person, details will be available after the application window opens. Please RSVP to Jessica Gordon if you plan to attend a session before an application is on file.

Thursday, February 22nd from 3:30 - 4:00pm.
Wednesday, March 6th from 5:00 - 5:30pm.
Friday, March 15th from 4:00 - 4:30pm.

(Individual sessions may be available based on scheduling conflicts.)

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