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All Access Sports and Recreation

Welcome to the All Access Sports and Recreation volunteer site. 

We have volunteer opportunities that serve people in Citywide programs called All Access Sports and Recreation.  These programs provide recreation and sports for people with disabilities.  

If you are looking for community service hours, fulfilling school volunteer requirements, looking to gain experience, or just wanting to give back to your community, please consider volunteering with us! 

4) Therapeutic Programs at Seventrees

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.

Volunteer Positions

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.

Keeper Aide (Ages 18+)

The Keeper Aide Program is for adults who are interested in volunteering in a zoological facility alongside zoo staff to provide daily care for our exhibit animals. They are assigned to specific routines, which include cleaning animal exhibits, preparing diets and/or providing enrichment for our zoo animals.

Keeper Aides are assigned to a single routine that they learn and complete over the first six months. After the initial period, Keeper Aides are given an evaluation and may be invited to continue beyond six months. Previous experience with animal husbandry and/or animal safety is beneficial.

Library--Alum Rock Branch

Library--Biblioteca Latinoamericana

Library--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.--Expanded Learning & Outreach

Expanded Learning Unit

On-site volunteer opportunities taking place within the unit at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.

Maker[Space]Ship

The Maker[Space]Ship is an innovative mobile workshop which overcomes access barriers in San José to foster creative ideas, connect people with technology, and encourage problem-solving, collaboration, and discovery.

Volunteer opportunities range from offsite outreach events to program preparations with the Education & Programming Services unit at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King Library.

Library--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.--Reference and Resources

California Room

Library--Edenvale Branch

Friends of the Library

Library--Educational Park Branch

Library--Seven Trees Branch

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