Adult Volunteers

Engage. Educate. Inspire.


Our volunteer specialties offer something for everyone:


EDUCATION ASSISTANT

Do you like connecting young people with nature and teaching them about the world around us? Education assistants help with a variety of fun interactive programming including summer camp, public programs, events, sleepovers and more. (Two - 4 hour shifts a month minimum or a week of summer camp).

TOUR GUIDE

Tour guides lead inquiry-based classes around the zoo for school groups and families. These outgoing volunteers are passionate about talking about wildlife and our work protecting wild places around the world (One shift a week, 9:30am-1:00pm).

CONSERVATION GREETER

Conservation Greeters welcome visitors as they start their adventure around the zoo. Greeters play a key role in providing background information about the organization, our conservation work and directing people around the zoo. They are the first face people you see, so if you are eager to greet people this role is for you. (Two -4 hour shifts a month).

WCS/BIOFACT INTERPRETER

WCS/Biofact Interpreters are the face of the Wildlife Conservation Society. These volunteers engage the public in informational dialogue and activities at different exhibits around the zoo (Three, 4-hour shifts a month).

PositionRoleShift LengthMinimum
Commitment
Training
Education Assistant
  • Provide support to Educators during classes or activities
  • Assist Education staff with family programs, summer camp, and birthday parties.
As needed (depends on program date – mostly weekends)
  • 1- 4-hour shifts per month and a week of summer camp
  • Minimum 1- year commitment

Basic + Specialized one day training
Tour Guide
  • Lead inquiry-based classes with a topic chosen by schools to tour around the zoo with their groups.
  • Ask questions and facilitate a lively discussion in response to participant interests.
9:30am-1:00pm weekdays (choose your regular day)
  • 3-4 half day shifts per month
  • Minimum 1- year commitment

Basic + Specialized one day of training
Conservation Greeter
  • Welcome visitors as they enter the zoo
  • Provide background information about the zoo and our organization
9:30am-1:00pm or 12:30pm-4pm weekdays (choose your regular day)
  • 3-4 half day shifts a month
  • Minimum 1-year commitment

Basic + Specialized one day of training
WCS/Biofact Interpreter
  • Facilitate interactive conservation-based canvas bags at specific locations in the park
  • Use biofacts inside canvas bags to engage visitors of all ages
9:30am-1:00pm or 12:30pm-4pm weekdays (choose your regular day)
  • 3-4 half day shifts a month
  • Minimum 1-year commitment
Basic + Specialized one day training

Interested in volunteering?

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Questions? email qzvolunteers@wcs.org


“From this program I have learned...to communicate in better ways with groups of people as well kids. This program for me was like an escape, every day was exciting and I got to engage with new visitors. Every time I teach someone something new at the zoo, I feel a sense of pride.”

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