The zoo is looking for people interested in becoming Education Volunteers.
Interpretive Volunteers utilize Bio-facts at carts that are stationed around the zoo to teach visitors about the animals we have. These volunteers also answer all sorts of questions ranging from 'Where do snow leopards live in the wild?' to 'Where is the gift shop?'. Interpreters help to enhance the visitor experience at the zoo while sharing their love of animals and conservation.
Interpretive Volunteers are required to attend an all-day training that will prepare them for using the different interpretive carts at the zoo. Interpretive volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. A majority of the volunteer work will take place outdoors, and volunteers must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time. Interpretive volunteers must be self-motivated and should be comfortable talking to all zoo visitors while maintaining a positive, and friendly demeanor.
Once the Interpretive Volunteers have put in 30 hours on the various interpretive carts, they can be invited to attend training to become a Docent. Docents are volunteers that are trained to handle animals in the education collection for various educational programs such as birthday parties, special events, animal encounters, and more!
- Public Speaking
- Youth Services
- Animal Care / Handling
- Environmental Education
- Math / Science Instruction
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- 72 hours/year or 6 hours/month