ZOO BOISE - Zoo Ambassador Family Volunteers


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Sun May 13, 2018 - Mon Sep 03, 2018


355 Julia Davis DrBoise, ID 83702


Zoo Ambassador - Family Volunteers

Position Summary:

  • Zoo Ambassadors ages 10 and up can now be a part of Zoo Boise! Parents and children work together to welcome and assist visitors at Zoo Boise.


  • Host and educate visitors at the Zoo Farm - a significant source of Zoo Boise Conservation Fund revenue. Includes assisting with animal feeding and upkeep of Zoo Farm visitor area.
  • Engage zoo visitors with the use of animal artifacts, focusing on topics of animal biology, habitats, ecology, and conservation
  • Provide information to visitors concerning the Zoo, Zoo Boise Conservation Fund, directions, guidelines, programs, and events
  • Professionally represent Zoo Boise while volunteering or when in uniform
  • Review and be familiar with zoo programs and events in order to provide accurate information


  • Up to two children (ages 10-12) may volunteer side-by-side with their parent(s) or legal guardian
  • Must commit to a minimum of 24 hours of service between May 14th-September 4th (at least 3 times per month)
    • Shift Times: 10:00-12:00, 12:00-2:00, 2:00-4:00
  • Must commit to volunteering at one Zoo Boise event per calendar year
  • Parent/guardian must complete an 8-hour volunteer orientation; child attendance is recommended but not required
  • Successfully complete an introductory period of 10 hours
  • Pay a $20 volunteer fee per family member
  • Attend a volunteer interview - families attend together
  • Abide by all policies in the Volunteer Handbook
  • Enjoy working with people of all ages
  • Desire to further develop customer service, public speaking, and teaching skills as a family (training provided)
  • Interested in education the public about wildlife conservation
  • Must submit a negative TB test for each participating family member at own expense


  • Friends of Zoo Boise Pass- volunteers are eligible after a 10-hour introductory period
    • Unlimited admission to Zoo Boise for length of volunteer service
  • Discounts on education programs and gift shop and food purchases during length of volunteer service
  • Zoo Boise Day Passes - Each family member can receive one-day pass for every 15 volunteer hours completed


  • Outdoor Recreation
  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Environmental Education
  • General Education

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 10
  • Orientation or Training
  • 24 hours of service between May 13th-September 3rd

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