ZOO BOISE - Conservation Cruise Captain Volunteer

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Zoo Boise

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Conservation Cruise Captain

Volunteers will have the opportunity to educate Zoo Boise visitors while driving the Conservation Cruise across the lagoon into Africa. Captains will teach visitors about the Zoo Boise Conservation Fund, recently funded projects, and how they can contribute to wildlife conservation.


  • Safely drive the Conservation Cruise boat from dock to dock
  • Education visitors about animal exhibits on the lagoon
  • Educate visitors about Zoo Boise’s conservation mission and current projects
  • Generate excitement among visitors regarding their impact on conservation
  • Collect Conservation Cruise fee ($1/person)


  • Must be over 18 year old with a valid driver’s licence
  • Must commit to one shift per week for six months
    • Shift times are: 9:30am-1:30pm and 12:45pm-4:45pm
  • Must commit to volunteering at one Zoo Boise event per calendar year
  • Must complete a 2-hour volunteer orientation
  • Successfully complete an introductory period of 24 hours
  • Pay a $40 volunteer fee
  • Attend a volunteer interview
  • Abide by all policies in the Volunteer Handbook
  • Interested in education the public about wildlife conservation
  • Must submit a negative TB test
  • Pass a Federal Background check


  • Friends of Zoo Boise Annual Pass Holder - volunteers are eligible after a 24-hour introductory period
    • Unlimited admission to Zoo Boise for extent of active volunteer service
    • Reduced rates on Family and Grandparent passes
    • Free or reduced admission to other participating zoos
    • Subscription to Animal Tales newsletter and a subscription to our biweekly e-newsletter
    • Exclusive entrance to signature events: Easter EGGstravaganza, Zoo Daze & Boo at the Zoo
    • Discounts on education programs and purchases in the Zootique gift shop
  • Zoo Boise day passes - Volunteers can receive one pass for every 15 volunteer hours completed
  • Pride in raising funds for and education about wildlife conservation.

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About Zoo Boise


355 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702, US

Mission Statement

Zoo Boise connects our visitors with animals to inspire and involve our community in the conservation of wildlife worldwide.


Zoo Boise is a service of the City of Boise and is supported by the Friends of Zoo Boise, a 501(c)(3) membership organization that supports Zoo Boise in the area of animal acquisition, capitol improvement projects, education programs, volunteer opportunities, and special events. The goal of each of these components is to increase public awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the zoo, wild animals, animal habitats, species conservation and the environment.

Zoo Boise is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.


Fri May 01, 2020 - Sat Oct 03, 2020
09:30 AM - 04:45 PM  


355 Julia Davis DrBoise, ID 83702



  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation
  • Environmental Education
  • General Education




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One four-hour shift/week, May 1st-October 3rd
  • 18 years old with valid driver's license, must pass a Federal background check

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