Toledo Zoo Offers Volunteer Opportunities

Posted Feb 26th, 2013 by Andi Norman  Category: Arts & Entertainment


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.

Two volunteer programs are available: Exhibit Guides 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 award-winning children’s zoo, Nature’s Neighborhood, and the new Australian-themed exhibit opening May 24, Wild Walkabout, presented by Mercy.

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.

The Toledo Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located on the Anthony Wayne Trail (US 25), four miles south of downtown Toledo. For more information, please visit toledozoo.org or call 419. 385.4040. Lucas County residents are admitted free of charge each Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. ID showing proof of residency is required.

The Toledo Zoo is committed to inspiring others to join in caring for animals and conserving the natural world. As part of that mission, The Toledo Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a leader in global wildlife conservation. AZA member institutions are dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors and a better future for all living things.

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