ZOO Naturalist Volunteer!


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Mar 18, 2017 09:15 AM - Tue Oct 31, 2017 05:00 AM

Where

355 Julia Davis DrBoise, ID 83702


About

ZOO NATURALIST

Work with the public to raise funds for conservation and educate visitors abou the zoo, its animals, and its conservation mission

  • Rotate through six areas as needed to engage and educate visitors. Areas include:
    • Butterfly Exhibit: Monitor entrance and exit through this walk-through exhibit. Educate visitors on butterfly population and provide light exhibit maintenance
    • Giraffe Feeding: Assist with daily Giraffe Feeding including educating visitors, collecting money, and managing the line. All funds raised are contributions to the Zoo Boise Conservation Fund.
    • Sloth Bear Feeding: Assist with daily Sloth Bear Feeding including educating visitors, collecting money, and managing the line. All funds raised are contributions to the Zoo Boise Conservation Fund.
    • Wallaby Walkabout Exhibit: Host visitors in the walk-through wallaby exhibit. Educate visitors about wallabies, habitat, and conservation.
    • Zoo Farm: Educate visitors while assisting with animal feeding and general upkeep of the station
    • Biofact Education Stations: Engage zoo visitors with the use of animal artifacts, exhibits, and live animals, focusing on topics of animal biology, habitats, ecology, and conservation.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must commit to one 4-hour shift/week in either: March-October, March-August, or May-October
    • Shift times are: 9:15am-1:15pm or 12:45pm-4:45pm, Monday-Sunday
    • Weekend volunteers have the option to volunteer every-other weekend
  • Participate in an 8-hour orientation
  • Pay a $40 volunteer fee
  • Note: financial assistance is available, contact the Volunteer Services Office for more details
  • Abide by all policies in the Volunteer Handbook
  • Enjoy working with people of all ages
  • Desire to further develop customer service, public speaking, and teaching skills (training provided)
  • Interested in educating the public about wildlife conservation
  • Must submit a negative TB test at own expense
  • Must be willing to submit to a Federal background check if deemed necessary by Zoo Boise staff
  • Commit to volunteering at one special event OR rental per year

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 four hour shift per week.

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