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Thank you for applying to volunteer with us! We will review your application and will contact you if you qualify for our program. If you do fit our SMRC profile, we will invite you to one of our volunteer days where you can get basic training and we can see how you do in our program.

Volunteer Requirements:

-You must be 18 years or older, unless you are an honor student needing to fulfill your community service requirements.
-You must be able to commit to at least 10 hours per month.
-You must have reliable transportation.
-You must provide proof that your Tetanus vaccination is up to date (within past four years).
-You must have access to the Internet and be able to correspond via email regularly.
-All volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes at all times on the premises.
-All volunteers must be respectful to our birds, our fellow volunteers and our staff.
-Impatient, rude or demeaning behavior will not be tolerated.

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Working with raptors on any level requires a lot of hard work. Volunteers need to be self motivated and have an excellent work ethic. You must be able to work independently and not be afraid of nature, ie bugs, spiders and bees. We are located in the Smoky Mountains so nature is all around us.
Everyone starts out and will continue to feed and care for the birds. No exceptions!

Explain why you would like to volunteer at Smoky Mountain Raptor Center:

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Previous experience with birds of prey is not required, but if you do have some, please describe:

Previous experience presenting, teaching or public speaking is not required, but if you do have some, please describe:

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Dedicated to the rescue and preservation of birds of prey through education, rehabilitation and the return of these majestic birds back into the wild.