Volunteer Spotlight: Bill

Man holding Kestrel in hand with trail and woods in background
Bill Rogers, Wildlife Volunteer

A recently retired accountant, Bill wanted to stay active and moving so one day back in 2012 he called Stark Parks about volunteering without any real expectation of how or where.  At the time, help was needed at the Wildlife Center and he was willing to trying it out.  He has assisted 2 to 3 days a week ever since and now wonders if he missed his calling earlier in life!  Bill says, “The best thing about volunteering is the association with the animals.  It is a great environment to work together with staff and other volunteers.  I enjoy the hands-on work, even in the dead of winter walking through snow to the cages to feed.” 

Of course Bill has done just about everything there is to do at the center including feeding, cleaning, and help educate and display animals for special events like Wild Night for Wildlife and Woodland Wildlife Encounters.  He has volunteered at several facilities including the old and new Wildlife Centers, the Exploration Gateway, and Quail Hollow Park.