Come be a part of this iconic Cincinnati event. You will gaze in wonderas thousands of butterflies flutter through our tribute to the Indonesian island of Bali inside our conservatory! Volunteers at Krohn serve important roles during this time. These roles include monitoring and catching butterflies by being a door guard or welcome ambassador! Volunteers staff the entrance and exit doors in the butterfly room. They provide procedural information to incoming visitors, hand out cards and brochures, catch butterflies (if needed), and examine exiting guests to ensure they are clean of butterflies. This position is fully inside the conservatory. You'll learn quickly how to use a butterfly net to catch escaping critters! This position does require prolonged standing and the opening of doors. Dates are broken into 3 shifts per day.
If you are looking for a simple & fun volunteer experience, look no further. In compliance with COVID guidelines, all guests, volunteers, and staff must wear a face covering. Currently, Krohn's capacity is set at 40 visitors per hour. Temperatures will be taken upon entry. Any person with a temperature over 100.4° will not be permitted entry. Volunteers will have hand sanitizer & cleaning wipes at their station. Volunteers will be given breaks during their shift. Our hours have changed since previous Butterfly Shows. We will stay open until 8:00PM during this season, which means that time slots for volunteer hours have changed. You must be 14+ to volunteer. If you are under 18 years old- a guardian consent form will be emailed to you- it must be signed & turned in upon your arrival. As a non-profit establishment, we rely heavily on volunteer staff. Without volunteers, the butterfly shows would NOT be possible. As appreciation, all who dedicate their time will receive 2 free tickets to come back and enjoy the show!
Visit https://krohn.regfox.com/butterflyshowvolunteer to learn more & register!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202, US
The mission of the Cincinnati Park Board is "to conserve, manage, sustain, and enhance parks' natural and cultural resources and public greenspace for the enjoyment, enlightenment and enrichment of the Cincinnati community.
You would have to travel a long distance to visit a rainforest or a desert - or come to Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati Parks’ nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. Our permanent collection includes desert plants, tropical specimens, Bonsai trees, rare orchids, carnivorous plants and exotic fruit trees.
Krohn Conservatory was built in 1933 at the height of the Art Deco era. Boasting five unique floral shows annually, including the ever-popular "Butterfly Show," which can be viewed mid-March through mid-June. During that time, thousands of butterflies are free to fly throughout the show room in a specially-themed garden.
Tue May 11, 2021 - Mon Aug 09, 2021
1501 Eden Park DrCincinnati, OH45202
April 1, 2021
Animal Care / Handling
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 14
Each shift 9:45am-2:00pm, 1:45pm-5:00pm, 4:45-8:00pm is roughly about 4 hours.
This job is active and requires individuals to stand on their feet for a couple hours. You will be given short breaks.