The Chicago Herpetological Society is currently looking for volunteers to assist us with our annual ReptileFest show. ReptileFest is the largest educational reptile show in the nation and features over 200 species of LIVE reptiles and amphibians from around the globe. Each year representatives from citizen science programs, conservation groups, museums, nature centers, veterinarians and zoos gather together to educate thousands of visitors about reptile conservation, natural history and captive care. For over 25 years our society has been putting on this show in hopes of dispelling the misconceptions, myths and stigmas regarding these often misunderstood creatures while raising money for reptile and amphibian conservation efforts.
Currently, we are looking for volunteers to do the following duties. We would prefer volunteers with customer service experience and/or a working knowledge of herps.
1.) Ticket sale attendants for Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th. Volunteers must be comfortable using either Excel or tablets, handling cash and processing orders.
2.) Face painters for Saturday and Sunday
3.) Educators/interpreters for our "Herps of Illinois" display
4.)Floor interpreters to present informal chats on our large display animals (large constrictors and crocodilians)
For your participation you will receive a free lunch from Al's Beef, a ReptileFest t-shirt and the chance to interact with exotic reptiles large and small. If interested, you will be provided with training materials and more information about the show.
- Teaching / Instruction
- People Skills
- Animal Care / Handling
- Public Speaking
- Environmental Education
- Customer Service
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- 8 hours (April 14th), 7 hours (April 15th)
- Must be willing to stay the entire day