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3755 NW Hwy 17-92I-4 exit 104Central Florida Zoo and Botanical GardensSanford, FL 32771
Be a Giraffe Ambassador


Zoo Interpreters are responsible for working in a variety of positions, including being Zoo ambassadors in our Giraffe, Florida Black Bear, and Barnyard Buddies locations. Interpreters will activitely facilitate hands-on educational opportunities, animal contact, and visual displays as they interact with Zoo guests. They will work with the Animal Care staff to educate visitors about our Zoo, the animals, and their habitats. Interpreters are available to answer questions and trained to assist with potential issues that could arise.

General Responsibilities:

  • Education about Animal Conservation
  • Animal Observations
  • Engaging Zoo Visitors

Training Sessions:

If accepted as a Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens volunteer, an initial volunteer orientation is required prior to beginning volunteer service. Successful completion of an on-the-job training and introductory period is also required before full acceptance into the Bear Ambassador position.


  • STEM
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Environmental Education
  • General Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one 3 1/2 hour shift per week
  • Six month commitment

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