Animal Ambassador

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Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens

  • 3 people are interested

Volunteers help care for and educate visitors about the animals in the nature center. This includes feeding, cleaning enclosures and occasional handling. Animal care experience, including reptiles, is required.

Our working hours are between 9a-5p Monday through Friday and 10a-4p on Saturdays, though most gardening takes place on weekdays. Volunteer interviews are conducted during normal weekday hours.

Please visit the Nature Center or to obtain a volunteer application. Return completed applications to Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL, 60463, Attention: Volunteer Coordinator.

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7402 W. Lake Katherine DrivePalos Heights, IL 60463



  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 40 hours per year
  • Experience caring for animals, including reptiles

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