Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is looking for volunteers

Calling all animal lovers! You can secure a spot to volunteer this season at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

 

 

 

 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is getting ready for another season and hoping to fill their grounds with people who want to connect kids and animals, support family fun, and educate and inspire people about conservation are invited to volunteer at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

fw childrens zooAccording to Bonnie Kemp, with the zoo, a Volunteer Opportunity Fair will be held on Friday, February 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Zoo Education Center (600 Franke Park Drive) to share information about the Zoo’s volunteer programs.  Current volunteers and Zoo staff members will be available to answer questions during this open house-style event.  We’ll even have some friendly ambassador animals to showcase, and light refreshments will be served.

Volunteer positions include office duties, guest service, educational programming support, zookeeper aide opportunities, and much more. You can spend time in the goat yard, the giraffe platform, or share animal biofacts with guests and teach them about the animals in our care. We offer monthly continuing education meetings, a bi-monthly newsletter, and recognition programs for our volunteers.

Anyone age 18 and older can apply to be an adult volunteer and attend training classes later in the spring.

Teens aged 13-17 can apply for the Teens for Nature Volunteer & Leadership Program, which has an application deadline of February 28.

“Volunteers play an important role in connecting our 600,000 annual guests with our animals,” explains Kathy Terlizzi, the Zoo’s Volunteer Superintendent.  Last year, over 425 volunteers donated more than 41,500 hours to the Zoo. This is a great way to share your passion for the Zoo and our animals, and meet lots of new friends that share your enthusiasm.

You can also complete an application online HERE