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Volunteer at the Raptor and Education Center

Community Workdays

Boardwalk at Raptor Center

Join us at the Raptor and Education Center at Sims Bayou for a morning of gardening and sanctuary maintenance. We work 9 AM – 12 PM, once a month on the 3rd Saturday, September through May.  Activities include trail maintenance, filling bird feeders and baths, litter pick-up, native gardening, and invasive species removal. It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors and meet like-minded friends! Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellent & gloves/clippers if you have them. Wear closed-toe shoes & long pants. Bring sack lunch if desired. Children of any change are welcome with their parent/chaperone. (Minimum age without a parent/chaperone is 14 years.) There is a maximum number of 15 participants at a workday.

If you have any questions and to sign up, please contact Lauren Miheli at

Sims Nature Store

Visitor Services

Tasks include greeting visitors and selling shop merchandise. We currently need volunteers who are able to work on Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday. Please contact Lauren Miheli at to sign up.


Help us maintain our bird-friendly gardens! Many of our plants are chosen for hummingbirds and butterflies. Please contact Lauren Miheli at for more information.