John Ball Zoo

Education Volunteers

Education volunteers, also known as Ambassadors, help the Zoo serve its conservation and education mission by interacting with our guests, informing them of the wonders of wildlife, and teaching about the animals in our collection. 

Why

To engage visitors in the wonders of wildlife, help instill a conservation ethic, and share an enthusiasm for animals.

Possible Duties

  • Staffing the interactive exhibits. Including the Budgie Aviary, Wallabies, and Hobby Farm Corral
  • Discover Carts & Critter Chats - Interacting with zoo guests about animals with props and biofacts 
  • Assist with school groups - Zoo Explorer tours and Zoo Lab
  • Assist with Youth & Family Programs - Kid's Night Out, Twilight Tours, and Sprouts
  • Animal Handling - After additional training and logged hours as an ambassador volunteer, one can use animals from the education collection for presentations both on and off-site. 
  • Special Events 

Who 

Individuals with an interest in animals, people, and conservation - no experience necessary!

Requirements 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to communicate with visitors
  • Ability to maneuver to stations in the Zoo
  • Fill out online application
  • Successfully complete required background checks 
  • Attend one orientation session and education training 

Orientation & Training Dates

  • Volunteer Orientation
    • March 19th, 1:30 - 3:30 pm Canceled
    • March 21st, 10 am - 12 pm Canceled
    • May 29th, 2 pm - 4 pm
    • May 30th, 10 am - 12 pm
  • Education Training
    • March 28th, Canceled
    • June 6th, 9 am - 12 pm 

APPLY HERE

Need more information? Email us at volunteers@jbzoo.org

 

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