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Volunteer for the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular!

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Roger Williams Park Zoo

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 3 people are interested

We are happy to announce that the Zoo’s largest community event and fundraiser, Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular, is back for another season as a drive through for 2020!
More information on this year’s event can be found at our website - https://www.rwpzoo.org/jols.
If you are interested in volunteering for Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular, the Zoo is recruiting volunteers every day of the event, Monday-Sunday, with shifts in the evening from 5:15pm-11:00pm, September 30th-November 1st. Volunteer responsibilities include supporting the traffic queue of vehicles and providing general information such as answering questions and educating guests about the event. All volunteers will be positioned outdoors with limited and minimal direct exposure to guests, but direct access to staff. All volunteers must be 16+. Volunteers that are a part of our teen ZooCrew program do not need to be 16+.
As a thank you for volunteering, volunteers will be offered a complimentary drive through ticket to the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular after completion of 5 shifts. If volunteers complete less than 5 shifts, they can request to receive a ticket for the Explore and Soar Zip-Ride. Even if you can volunteer for a shift or two, know that your support makes a difference, as the Zoo relies on hundreds of volunteers throughout the event. Your generosity during this time could not be more valuable or appreciated. If you would like to volunteer, please complete our survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PumpkinVolunteer.
If you have any questions or would like to reach out to us directly please contact us at pumpkinvolunteer@rwpzoo.org or (401) 684-0037.
As always, thank you for your continued support of the zoo as we continue to be a space for the community, conservation, animal care, and education.

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About Roger Williams Park Zoo


1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907, US

Mission Statement

Roger Williams Park Zoo Mission Statement The mission of Roger Williams Park Zoo is to contribute significantly to the conservation of the earth's dwindling natural resources and to serve the community as a valued resource for education, economic development and recreation....


Roger Williams Park Zoo is a well established zoo, that is dedicated to being a leader in our community. We rely on our volunteers to assure that the visitor experience is the best it can be!



Wed Sep 30, 2020 - Sun Nov 01, 2020
05:15 PM - 11:00 PM  


1000 Elmwood AveProvidence, RI 02907



  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Shifts are 5:15pm-11:00 pm and take place nightly September 30th-November 1st. Volunteers may work as many or as few shifts as they like.

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