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The Southeastern Raptor Center is a non-profit regional rehabilitation and education facility providing critical education, rehabilitation and conservation efforts for raptors. Our mission is to provide the highest quality medical care and rehabilitation for wild raptors, support raptor conservation efforts, expand the public’s knowledge about raptors, inspire their passion for raptor ecosystems and embolden the Auburn spirit.

This mission is realized through: collaborating with faculty and staff of the College of Veterinary Medicine; offering quality educational experiences using animal ambassadors; providing rehabilitation services to raptors in need and guidance to the public seeking assistance with injured or orphaned wildlife; providing hands-on experiences for veterinary and undergraduate students while maintaining the highest quality of care; and supporting raptor conservation by participating in relevant research initiatives.

The Southeastern Raptor Center is only open to the public for scheduled presentations. Call the Education and Training department at (334) 844-6943 for pricing and additional information.

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Get Involved

The Southeastern Raptor Center relies heavily on volunteers for much of our operations in both the education and rehabilitation units. There are a wide variety of opportunities for community members and college students to get involved, such as raptor husbandry (cleaning and feeding), educational programs, training birds of prey, avian medicine and data entry.

The education unit needs volunteers to help with carrying-out educational programming and training birds used in these programs. Education unit volunteers must be currently enrolled Auburn University students who can commit to working five times each week.

For those interested in avian medicine and rehabilitation, the rehab unit has openings for both Auburn University student and non-student volunteers. Volunteers must commit to at least one 2-hour shift each week for an entire semester.

Complete the application below if you are interested in becoming a Southeastern Raptor Center volunteer.

Volunteer Application


Southeastern Raptor Center
1350 Pratt-Carden Drive, Auburn, AL 36849

Education: (334) 844-6943
Rehabilitation: (334) 844-6347