Volunteers are vital to the zoo. They help us achieve our mission and serve the needs of the community. Volunteers make the zoo a better place for the animals, staff, and visitors.
General volunteers can help by working at special events, helping with projects on zoo grounds, interacting with visitors… and much more! Volunteers that wish to be more involved in the zoo can go on to join the Docent or ZooTeen programs. To begin your volunteer pursuits, call or email the Education Department at 812-435-0809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a Docent?
A docent is a teacher. The word “docent” comes from the Latin word “docere” which means teacher or educator.
What does a Docent Do?
Docents provide educational experiences through presentations and exhibit interpretation with live animals and other materials. This might include working at special events, conducting outreach programs at schools, roaming Zoo grounds with ambassador animals… and much more! Help the Zoo accomplish it’s mission by reconnecting people with the natural world in a variety of fun and interactive ways.
How do you become a Docent
Are you a ZooTeen?
- Have an interest in animals and nature?
- Want to save the environment?
- Enjoy helping or teaching others?
- Enjoy spending time with other teens?
- Have time to commit to a volunteer program?
Did you say YES?
Can’t commit to yearly service requirements?
Volunteer for a Special Event
Volunteers are an integral part of our operations! These dedicated individuals provide the extra help needed for programs and special events. Interested in special event volunteer opportunities? Fill in your information below and we’ll send you an email when opportunities are available!