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Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

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Pictures were taken Pre-COVID. (July 2018- Jan 2020)

ZooTeens at an Education StationDocent at Meet & Greet cornerKeeper Aide hosing down stepping stone pondBeekeepers buzzing with the bees.

General Interests

ZooTeen (Ages 14 to 17)

The ZooTeen Program is for teens who are interested in pursuing a career involving zookeeping, zoo education, veterinary care, conservation biology or other related field. ZooTeens work closely with our education and animal care teams. They conduct meet- and- greets and animal care routines, and they assist camp counselors with summer camp programs. Additional volunteer opportunities are available throughout the school year.

The ZooTeen Program is highly competitive with limited availability. Applications are accepted November through February and selected applicants are invited to an interview. Applicants who are not selected are welcome to reapply the following season. Prior volunteer experience with animal handling, public speaking and/or working with children is beneficial but not required.

 

 

Docent (Ages 18+)

The docent program is for adults who are interested in volunteering in an educational setting within a zoological facility. Docents work closely with our education team and conservation education ambassadors to conduct animal meet- and- greets and exhibit hosting. Docents may also assist zoo educators during on- site class programs and special events.

Volunteer Gardeners and Pollinator Partners (Ages 18+)

If you love gardening, you will love spending time at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo and Kelley Park. From seasonal weeding, ornamental pruning, to assisting with pollinator conservation efforts – there are many ways to get involved.

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Library Services

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Programmatic

Library--Educational Park Branch

Library--Evergreen Branch

Library--Seven Trees Branch

Library--West Valley Branch

Virtual Volunteering

Library--Willow Glen Branch

Library Services

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