Toledo Zoo seeks volunteers - Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Toledo Zoo seeks volunteers

The Toledo Zoo is accepting applications for adults interested in volunteering at the Zoo. This is a great way for people 18 and over to get involved in the community and meet new people while learning about animals and conservation.

Three primary volunteer programs are available: Exhibit Guides, Zoo Educators (Zoo Eds) and clerical volunteers.

Exhibit Guides work on Zoo grounds to educate the public about Zoo animals and maintain visitor traffic flow through the exhibits in a timely, friendly manner. Exhibit Guides also help ensure the safety of the animals and the visitors while promoting a positive viewing experience for everyone. The primary areas needing Exhibit Guides this year are the all-new Penguin Beach and ‘Keet Retreat sponsored by BP.

Zoo-Eds work on and off Zoo grounds to engage visitors, assist with educational activities and biofacts (biological artifact), introduce visitors to live program animals, and offer scripted interpretive programs at key Zoo exhibits. The primary areas needing Zoo-Eds this year are the all-new Penguin Beach and ‘Keet Retreat sponsored by BP.

Clerical volunteers help prepare mailings, stuff envelopes, collate and organize binders and enter data. "When people consider volunteering at the Zoo, they typically think about the animal areas or our education department," Bill Davis, the Zoo's volunteer manager, said. "But the Zoo has several offices that also want help – clerical volunteers are wonderful people for whom we have a real need."

For more information about volunteer programs, visit toledozoo.org/volunteers or contact Bill Davis at 419.385.5721 or bill.davis@toledozoo.org.

Interactive volunteer/visitor experiences like these are just some of the reasons the Toledo Zoo is rated the #1 zoo in the nation by USA Today Travel, and among the top ten family attractions nationwide by FamilyFun Magazine. More information is at toledozoo.org.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Kasich issues emergency declaration over Ohio flooding

    Kasich issues emergency declaration over Ohio flooding

    Saturday, February 24 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-02-24 22:44:11 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Concerns about continued flooding and forecasts of more rain have prompted Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) to issue an emergency declaration for 17 counties in the southern and eastern parts of the state.

    More >>

    Concerns about continued flooding and forecasts of more rain have prompted Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) to issue an emergency declaration for 17 counties in the southern and eastern parts of the state.

    More >>
  • Amanda Mom Blog: A Heavy Week

    Amanda Mom Blog: A Heavy Week

    Saturday, February 24 2018 5:04 PM EST2018-02-24 22:04:32 GMT
    Maggie and mom Amanda Fay (Source: Amanda Fay)Maggie and mom Amanda Fay (Source: Amanda Fay)

    Valentine's Day, a day to celebrate love, turned into a day of heartbreak. A shooter stormed into a Florida high school, opened fire, and killed 17 people. Many of the victims were sweet children, children who I see my innocent baby girl growing into.

    More >>

    Valentine's Day, a day to celebrate love, turned into a day of heartbreak. A shooter stormed into a Florida high school, opened fire, and killed 17 people. Many of the victims were sweet children, children who I see my innocent baby girl growing into.

    More >>
  • Dearborn homicide suspect taken into custody in Lenawee County

    Dearborn homicide suspect taken into custody in Lenawee County

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:51 PM EST2018-02-24 21:51:25 GMT
    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)

    Police say they responded to a call that there was one victim with a gunshot wound to the head around 8 p.m. Friday evening.

    More >>

    Police say they responded to a call that there was one victim with a gunshot wound to the head around 8 p.m. Friday evening.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly