We are an organization of volunteers and a network of licensed rehabilitators that serves the public need for bird/avian rescue in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Members of this organization are committed to the best practices and work with federally and state permitted rehabilitation centers that adhere to the best national standards.
As a volunteer of Tampa Bay Raptor Rescue you must complete a Volunteer Application, sign the Volunteer Agreement and Liability Waiver and apply for a FWC transport permit. This is a volunteer position and there is no compensation or reimbursement for your rescue gear, vehicle or gasoline expenses, unless pre-arranged.
The people who volunteer with us do so out of their love of birds and desire to make a difference. We hope that is why you have joined us. Rescuing and returning wild birds is a rewarding experience. A note of warning, it can also be addicting!