Cascades Raptor Center

Volunteer for Cascades Raptor Center

Please download and read our Volunteer Information and Application Packet by clicking here to download a Word file including an Application or, after reading the information packet, you can apply online below. As soon as we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule an orientation for those interested in animal care. Please contact our Executive Director, Louise Shimmel, at or call (541) 485-1320 with any questions or to discuss our other volunteer opportunities.

To find out about specific volunteer opportunities, please check out our United Way volunteer listings.
(updated March2015)

Volunteer Application

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We take seriously your interest in working with CRC. Please help us by reading the Volunteer Information packet carefully and completely - then tell us about yourself below! When you've completed the below application click the Submit Form button.

First Name   Last 

Street Address 

City    State    Zip 

E-Mail Address 

Day Phone    Home Phone 

Preferred Place to Call? 

Occupation    Age    Birthday [mm/dd/yy] 

Security Check:  7 + 21 =  

Please tell us about your experience, if any, working with animals, especially wildlife.

What is your educational background?

What other volunteer activities have you done or are you currently doing?

What is it that attracts you to working at CRC?

What do you want to contribute to CRC and its work?

What would you like to obtain from working at CRC? (these can be tangible,
e.g. a specific skill or reference, or intangible, e.g. a sense of making a

How many hours per week would you be available? 

Our volunteer shifts are four hours, typically from 8-Noon, Noon-4, or 4-8.
When are you available? (please specify which days of the week you might be available)

Mornings (8-Noon)? 

Afternoons (Noon-4)? 

Evenings (4-8)? 

Are you available for pick-up and transport of injured birds? 

Do you have car insurance? 

Would you be available at other times on an on-call basis? (For example, emaciation cases often need tube-feeding at 3-4 hour intervals or another volunteer might need a replacement or trade).
If yes, which days? 

The following is a list of various skills which are important to our many activities. Please check those that best describes the abilities you could bring to CRC.
 Event Coordination
 Grant Writing
 Graphic Art/Layout
 Medical Nutrition Biology Zoology
 Organization Leadership
 Public Speaking
 Research/Library Skills
 Veterinary Medicine/AHT
 Volunteer Management
 Website Design/Maintenance
 Other - Please Explain: 

How did you hear about this volunteer opportunity?

 By clicking the checkbox at left, I comfirm that I have read the Volunteer Information including the section on Injuries and Zoonoses and, by submitting my application below, hereby release CRC, its officers, directors, staff, and volunteers from any and all liability in regard to any injury or illness that I may sustain as a result of my work with CRC.

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Cascades Raptor Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Federal ID No. 93-1038827) dedicated to wildlife rescue and public education to enhance appreciation, respect, and stewardship of the natural world.


CRC logo art by Jeanne Hammond-Elliott.  Drawings by Barbara Gleason & Karl Edwards.  Photographic sources noted as provided.