The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Bring our exhibits to life by helping guests enjoy and learn more about our amazing invertebrates! Highlight unique facts and share up-close animal experiences with guests. Give guests an unforgettable learning experience as they interact with our exhibits, from helping guests pet our Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, horseshoe crabs and sea stars, to teaching them about the life cycle of butterflies. This position offers in-depth training and our most flexible scheduling option.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Provide interpretation to guests of all ages that helps create deeper understanding of our exhibits by answering basic questions and sharing information about our animals.
Use live animals to demonstrate science-based concepts to guests.
Ensure all guests and animals have a safe and fun experience!
REQUIREMENTS & COMMITMENT:
Be at least 14 years old.
Commit to a minimum of 8 hours of service per month for a minimum of 6 months.
Be able to attend required one-day Volunteer Orientation and Training.
Be able to complete additional training as required by position.
Assist at least two Butterfly Pavilion Special Events per year.
Be a dependable team player, committed to providing our guests the highest standards of customer service.
Have a fun and rewarding experience as a part of the Butterfly Pavilion team!
Explore your interests and learn about our invertebrate animals, their habitats, and their importance in the global environment.
Receive quality training, ongoing support, and opportunities for personal and professional growth and development.
Receive invitations to engage with fellow staff and volunteers through Butterfly Pavilion meetings, social events, volunteer appreciation dinners, field trips, and more!
Core Volunteers receive free admission to Butterfly Pavilion, annual guest passes for friends and family, and discounts on memberships, programs, and in our Gift Shop.