Hawk Ridge Bird
Observatory is looking for volunteers!
This is your opportunity to be a part of
and education team, bringing the magic
of the fall raptor migration
to the public.
Contact us at 218-428-6209 or
firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
PEREGRINE WATCH (June - mid-July)
Peregrine Watch is a fun, exciting monitoring and education program
that takes place in downtown Duluth in the early summer. We set up
our telescopes and monitoring equipment in Lake Place Park daily to
watch and teach about a family of Peregrine Falcons as they raise
their babies in a nest box atop a downtown building. We watch the
babies grow up and learn to fly over downtown; observing the
behaviors of the parents as they feed babies, hunt, defend territory
and coach their kids into flight.
Peregrine Watch volunteers help in many different ways... tending
the watch site and helping to interpret the activities of the birds
for our visitors and passers by; scouring the downtown area to
locate the birds when they're not readily visible; setting up and
taking down the equipment and supplies for our daily monitoring;
running errands and administrative support when naturalists are
working the watch site. If I get a good response to this appeal for
Peregrine Watch volunteers, we'll have a separate training session
for PW volunteers.
MIGRATION AT THE OVERLOOK (September/October)
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!
ASSISTANT (ongoing, year-round)
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 (ongoing, year-round)
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
volunteering with Hawk Ridge sound
Contact us at 218-428-6209 or email@example.com for more information