Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
BECOME A VOLUNTEER!
Pictures were taken Pre-COVID. (July 2018- Jan 2020)
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.
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 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.
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
The City of San José has instated a COVID-19 Vaccination mandate for all City workers. This mandate extends to volunteers. Please note that the mandate is consistent for all City workers and vaccine verification is required for volunteers and employees that work completely remotely/virtually as well as those that work at a City building.
For additional information about the City’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Testing Policy, refer to the full Policy: City’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Testing (sanjoseca.gov)