John Ball Zoo Education Volunteer

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John Ball Zoo

  • 30 people are interested

As an Education Volunteer you can share your love of animals and enthusiasm for conservation while interacting with guests! Choose your own adventure, you create your own schedule, sign up for 1 hour or as many as 8. You can choose how often and how you give your time. We'd like volunteers to consider giving 30 hours total between March and November.

Tasks to choose from:

  • Utilizing props and biological artifacts to teach guests more about our animals.
  • Interacting with guests and animals in the Wallaby, Budgie, and Red's Hobby Farm interactive areas.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer you can find more information on our website including the steps to becoming a volunteer.

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Animals Children & Youth Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


John Ball Zoo1300 W Fulton StGrand Rapids, MI 49504



  • Public Speaking
  • People Skills
  • Environmental Education
  • Recruiting
  • Animal Care / Handling


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ideal shifts are 2 hours, with 30 hours given between March and November. Hours and dates are flexible.
  • Be able to provide or obtain a Negative TB test in the last 12 months. Be willing to work in close proximity to a variety of animals.

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