Be a Volunteer at Blackland Prairie Raptor Center!

BPRC currently has the help of over 50 volunteers, who contribute more than 10,000 hours each year. They help further the mission of BPRC by caring for and feeding raptors, educating the public, maintaining the grounds of our facility and working on prairie restoration. Please consider joining our ever-growing force of dedicated volunteers.

Currently our volunteer program is at capacity.  We will place you on the wait list for the next openings that come available. We do require a minimum of 4 hours a week with a 1 year commitment.  If you are able to do that please let us know.  Once we have some space we will notify you for the next volunteer orientation.

We do have availability for our park maintenance/trail work. If you are interested in working on our prairie or helping work on trails please let us know.

Volunteers are Vital

Volunteers are necessary to the success of the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center. Their perspective, enthusiasm and like-minded interest brings an important aspect to caring for raptors, educating our visitors and growing the organization.

We have an exciting environment where volunteers can…

  • Learn new skills
  • Contribute by adding their own unique skill sets
  • Be appreciated for what they bring to the team
  • Help spread the word about the importance of birds of prey

If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at and we will contact you about the process of volunteering. We receive a lot of requests so please allow time to respond.

Orientation: introduces you to BPRC and the volunteer options available. There is a $15 application fee which covers a background check and volunteer t-shirt. Minimum age is 16, with an adult present, and 18 as an individual. Orientations occur throughout the year based on having a minimum number of 8 people interested in volunteering.

Our opportunities include:

Education: cleaning and repairing mews (raptor cages), feeding, learning to work around and with our education ambassador raptors (if approved). Additionally, if you like talking to people, participate with us as we do events and programs around North Texas introducing raptors from this area.

Rehabilitation: working with injured, sick and orphaned birds of prey, includes handling and treating patients (if approved) throughout the rehabilitation process. Also working in our mouse house including handling mice and cleaning cages. Doing laundry, cleaning floors, washing kennels and outdoor flight cages.

Prairie/Park Maintenance: our public park area is always in need of repair, restoration, and improvement.

Construction: we are constantly building or improving our facilities.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Education and Rehabilitation

Commitment required:

  • Weekly 4 hour minimum shift starting at 9am or 10am
  • Commitment of 1 year

Days available: Monday–Sunday


Commitment required:

  • Days/times variable depending upon work to be done

Park Maintenance and Prairie Restoration

Commitment required:

  • Days/times variable depending upon work to be done