To Our Volunteers

At the heart of the Saginaw Children’s Zoo is our dedicated community of volunteers. They connect us to our community and are a crucial part of our existence. We know that this year has proven difficult for just about every aspect of what makes our Zoo whole, and we miss our volunteers dearly. Did you know that our volunteers give over 14,000 hours of their time to us annually?

Although we are doing the best we can as we persevere during these unprecedented times, we miss our smiling volunteers and that special something that they bring to the Zoo. We know they miss being here and we miss them, too.

With that being said, we are kicking things into high gear with plans for our Volunteer Program for next year.

We would like to introduce the newest addition to the Saginaw Children’s Zoo Team, Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy McCarthy.


“I am thrilled to be part of the Saginaw Children’s Zoo!” said Kathy. “I am really looking forward to learning about what makes this community amazing and getting to know all our wonderful volunteers.”

“I absolutely love being outside, conservation, education, and making an impact. From SCUBA diving, to conservation genetics, teaching, science museums, and aquariums! Through it all I have developed a deep love of with working with volunteers and students. I moved around a lot (perks of military parents!) and always used volunteering as a way to learn a new area and feel connected to the community. Coming from 15 years as a volunteer and several years of working with volunteers, I am excited to help this program grow and create a greater involvement with the community and surrounding ecosystems!”

Please join us in giving Kathy a warm welcome. If you are a volunteer and would like to introduce yourself or reach out to Kathy, feel free to send an email her way at