Volunteering at the Nashville Zoo can be a very rewarding experience. If this is something you're interested in, the Docent Open House is for you. It's coming up very quickly and will happen from 11am to 1pm on January 11th. It will be held in the Croft Center at the zoo.
What is a Nashville Zoo Docent?
The Docents are a group of volunteers that help to educate the guests about conservation projects and animals with fossils, hands-on materials and live animals. Typically, these are people that really enjoy being around animals and people.
This program is just one of the many volunteer programs available at the zoo. The Nashville Zoo counts on many volunteers to keep things running smoothly and to provide the programs necessary for the public. From fundraising to maintenance, there are many Zoo volunteers helping behind the scenes.
Volunteer programs include:
- Adult Volunteer Corps - Ages 18 and up
- Counselor in Training - Ages 15 to 17
- Inters - Ages 16 and older
- ZooTeens - Ages 13 to 17
- Family Team
- Group Volunteers
Group volunteer opportunities fit perfectly with school groups, Boy Scout troops and other organizations. Your group can help with specific events, special projects or with construction tasks.
Family Team volunteer programs are in high demand and work well for parents and grandparents wanting to spend time with younger volunteers. These opportunities include running activities and games at events and helping out with some as Zoo Greeters. About a dozen of these opportunities happen every year and volunteers must be at least 10 years of age.
Whether you just want to support the Nashville Zoo or you enjoy working with animals, there are a number of opportunities from the Docent program to the ZooTeens program. The open house will help to introduce more about the Docents and information about the rest of the programs can be found at the Nashville Zoo.
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