Zoo Crew Volunteer Program

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Zoo Crew is a unique opportunity for teens to experience the exciting world at the Children’s Zoo! Spend your summer out in the sunshine while having fun, learning new things, and making friends! You'll gain valuable work experience that will carry with you on your resume as you apply for colleges and future employment.

Registration Form  
Please click the above link to go straight to the Zoo Crew Application. If you have any trouble with the application or more questions please don’t hesitate to call or contact Amy at Amy@saginawzoo.com

Deadline is May 20th 2017!

 

Everyday Zoo Crew Responsibilities  

Visitor Services

  • Provide visitors with the opportunity to have their face painted or feed an animal
  • Assist with tasks to keep the Zoo clean and running smoothly

Exhibits / Education

  • Assist in greeting and educating our visitors in the Kangaroo Walkabout
  • Assist in the Goat Yard with animal interaction, and hay station
  • Help visitors offer a treat to the cockatiels in the Walk-through Aviary
  • Help to educate our visitors with Bio-fact Presentations

Horticulture / Grounds Maintenance

  • Assist in maintaining the Zoo grounds and gardens by watering, weeding, and maintaining common areas.

Zoo Camp / Hatchlings Toddler Program

  • Assist Zoo Camp or toddler program instructors with daily crafts and activities
  • Help to clean up and set up Zoo Camps or toddler programs

Animal Sections

  • Help to create animal enrichment projects

 

The Extra Responsibilities of a Zoo Crew Leader

Returning Zoo Crew will have the opportunity to be Zoo Crew Leaders. This very important position will assist with running and managing the Zoo Crew program, with such tasks as:

  • Making sure people are showing up for their shifts
  • Making sure each station is properly supplied
  • Making sure people are staying on task
  • Helping new Zoo Crew
  • Assist with other assigned tasks

 

The Details:

Requirements 

  • Applicants must be between ages 13-18
  • Commit to 40 service hours over the course of the program
  • Apply for acceptance into the program with recommendation from two non-related adults
  • Sign a release of liability form (parent and/or guardian)
  • Abide by Zoo policies and procedures
  • Attend a volunteer orientation with a parent and/or guardian
  • Report on time for scheduled service areas
  • Wear a designated uniform while on Zoo property
  • Have proof of current tetanus vaccine and negative TB test in the last six months

Benefits:

  • Start building your resume today by learning skills needed for future employment endeavors
  • Learn time management skills
  • Participate in group activities
  • Workplace responsibility
  • Gain confidence with public presentations
  • Learn what it is like to work in various areas of the zoo, and see if there is a future in a zoo for you
  • Spend the summer making new friends working with students from various schools in the area
  • Discounts available on food and Zoo Store merchandise while volunteering
  • Fulfill school requirements for community service (please see your school for requirements and needed paperwork)
  • Graduation certificate and celebration!

 

Please click the above link to go straight to the Zoo Crew Application. If you have any trouble with the application or more questions please don’t hesitate to call or contact Amy at Amy@saginawzoo.com