Additional training and time commitment required. Education Animal Presenters assist the education department with presenting animals to the public. This can be done in an informal or formal setting. Volunteers must be comfortable handling a variety of animals and comfortable speaking with the public. Training is offered throughout the year.
Volunteers are trained on specific exhibit animal artifacts and interactive games. Must have an outgoing personality, enjoy interacting with people of all ages, and have some knowledge or willing to learn about nature/animals/ecology. Volunteers will need to attend training on the specific exhibit.
Volunteers will help greet teachers, parents and students coming to the Zoo for field trips. Duties include: Bus Hopping, Greeters/Entrance admission, and parking guides. This opportunity is most needed during the month of May!
Volunteers will work with and assist the education department with homeschool classes once a month. Education staff will lead the class, volunteers will help greet participants & parents, keep supplies in order, and provide additional eyes, ears, and hands in the classroom. Volunteer must be available on the 2nd Tuesday of the month January – April.
Join our early childhood team to help provide educational, enriching and fun experiences at Blank Park Zoo. Volunteers will work with and assist the education department during weekly early childhood classes, for children ages one - four. Education staff will lead the classes; volunteers may help greet participants, support participants during learning activities and crafts, and help keep supplies in order.