Toledo Zoo Seeking Volunteers

Posted Aug 20th, 2015 by Andi Norman  Category: General Interests, General News,


The Toledo Zoo is accepting applications for adults interested in volunteering as a member of our Zoo Educator program. This program is a great way for people 18 and over to get involved in the community, learn about animals and conservation while inspiring others to care about wildlife.

Zoo Educators (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. Zoo Eds receive training that focuses on animal science and conservation. These training classes prepare volunteers to lead visitors and students in conversations that help develop connections with animals at the Zoo. In addition, Zoo Eds also assist education staff with classroom programming by visiting area schools and organizations to present curriculum-driven programs such as Cool Coverings, Animal Needs, Story Safari and more.

Bill Davis, the Zoo’s volunteer manager says: “The Zoo’s mission highlights the importance of inspiring others to care about nature and serving as a Zoo Educator provides a unique opportunity for people to fulfill that objective. By engaging with visitors and sharing their enthusiasm for animals and nature, our Zoo Educators have an impact that lasts long after the gates have closed for the day.”

For more information about Zoo Eds and other Zoo volunteer opportunities, please visit or contact Bill Davis at 419-385-5721 ext. 2045 or

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