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Become a Buffalo Zoo Docent!

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ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF BUFFALO INC

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Reach out and teach someone! The Buffalo Zoo is currently recruiting for its core volunteer program: The Docent Organization.

Established in 1974, the Docent Organization’s goals are to help the Buffalo Zoo Education Department "educate, unite, and involve people in the conservation and preservation of the natural world." With over 100 active members, the Zoo’s dedicated volunteer organization plays an essential role in Buffalo Zoo programming both on and off zoo grounds.

Docents interact with zoo visitors, assist with scheduled Education programs and interpret various props throughout the Zoo. With additional training, Docents may participate in Animal Handling, Tours, and Zoomobiles!

Orientation and training for 2021 starts March 6th! Training has been restructured to meet the safety guidelines set by the state of New York and is a flexible, hybrid model. Most of training is self-paced and virtual with a few in-person components.

If interested, please contact the Volunteer Manager at chajek@buffalozoo.org or (716) 995-6132

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About ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF BUFFALO INC

Location:

300 PARKSIDE AVE, BUFFALO, NY 14214, US

Mission Statement

The Buffalo Zoo promotes wildlife conservation through up-close animal encounters, engaging educational experiences, and participation in regional and international programs for endangered species.

Description

As the nation's third oldest Zoo, the Buffalo Zoo has strong ties within the Buffalo community. Education and conservation are at the core of our mission and volunteers are a vital part of supporting our programs.

Animals
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

300 Parkside AveBuffaloBuffalo, NY 14214

(42.93837,-78.85099)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask our volunteers to commit to one year. Generally docents must be able to work 50-70 hours per year.

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