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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.

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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.

Volunteer Beekeeper (Ages 18+)

Volunteer beekeepers help with the maintenance of the apiary and demonstration hives at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. They are assigned specific tasks depending on the time of year, and may be asked to assist during Beekeeping & Beyond Workshops. This program is for experienced beekeepers, and or those who have completed a minimum of six Beekeeping & Beyond Workshops within the last six months. 

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.

Library--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.--Education & Outreach

Although some on-site Library services have returned, in-person Library volunteering is on hold until further notice. You can still serve your community remotely by applying to a virtual volunteer opportunity.

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