Family Volunteer Day at the Elmwood Park Zoo!


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Sat Nov 19, 2016, 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM


1661 Harding Blvd.Norristown, PA 19401


*Please note: this post is to promote the event for families who wish to particpate in either or both of the activities. The zoo is not looking to recruit indiviuals to help staff the event itself.*

First Annual Family Volunteer Day at the Elmwood Park Zoo

November 19th, 2016

Join the Elmwood Park Zoo for its first annual Family Volunteer Day! Family Volunteer Day is a yearly day of service that encourages families to work together in support of their local organizations. It promotes relationship building with each other and their communities while encouraging families to learn new skills and make new friends. It is a wonderful experience for children and adults alike!

Participation in this event is free but registration is required. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or (610) 277-3825 x231 for more information.

Please note: All minors must be accompanied by at least one adult. For safety reasons, children under the minimum age requirement cannot attend the event.

Session 1: Going Batty!
Ages 10 and up

Whether they are keeping insect populations in check, pollinating plants, or spreading seeds, bats play incredibly important roles in their ecosystems. Unfortunately, bat populations around the world are declining, due in large part to human activity. During this session, volunteers will learn all about the importance of bats and the challenges they face, what species are native to Pennsylvania, and what they can do to support them. Each group will build a bat box that will be placed within the Elmwood Park Zoo to further support local bat conservation efforts!

Session 2: Forest Festivities!
Ages 7 and up

Trees are a vital part of our planet’s health! All of the plants and animals that live in forests also contribute to the overall welfare of this world. Although humans are negatively impacting these habitats, there are things that you can do to make a difference. Volunteers will not only discover the importance of trees and protecting habitats, but also how to become more eco-friendly in their everyday actions. Each group will "upcycle" tree disks (or tree cookies as we like to call them) by creating ornaments that will be displayed at the EPZ through the holiday season! The zoo’s Horticulturalist will also teach volunteers how to age a tree based on its number of rings!

Please visit for more information.


  • Painting
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2 hours
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