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3755 NW Highway 17-92I-4 Exit 104Central Florida Zoo and Botanical GardensSanford, FL 32771


Docents are volunteer teachers who provide animal programs for visiting groups, deliver animal programs at schools and community events, give guided tours, and engage Zoo visitors with animal encounters. Docents need to be eighteen at the time of training and enjoy working with animals and people of all ages. They must successfully complete a five week training course. which will meet once a week on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 1: 00 pm. The next classes will start in February 2015. Additional training will be required to handle animals. There is a $40.00 fee to cover cost of training materials, a Zoo shirt, and nametag. For information, please call 407-323-4450 ext. 127, or email volunteers@centralfloridazoo.org .


  • Mentoring
  • Adult Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Environmental Education
  • General Education
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible - prefer four hours a week.
  • Volunteers select own schedule.

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