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Activity Shifts Start End
Diet Prep 54 2/3/2023 8/11/2023

Asian Elephant Extravaganza

A day to celebrate Asian Elephants and the amazing culture surrounding them. Participate in this day to promote Asian elephant conservation.

Activity Shifts Start End
Asian Elephant Extravaganza- Craft Station Attendant 2 8/19/2023 8/19/2023
Asian Elephant Extravaganza- Entertainment Coordinator 2 8/19/2023 8/19/2023
Asian Elephant Extravaganza- Games Station Attendant 2 8/19/2023 8/19/2023
Asian Elephant Extravaganza- Palm Oil Table 2 8/19/2023 8/19/2023
Asian Elephant Extravaganza- Raffle 2 8/19/2023 8/19/2023
Asian Elephant Extravaganza- Set up 1 8/19/2023 8/19/2023
Asian Elephant Extravaganza- Silent Auction 2 8/19/2023 8/19/2023
Asian Elephant Extravaganza- Tear Down 1 8/19/2023 8/19/2023

Brew at the Zoo

Join us for Brew at the Zoo on Friday, August 5, 2022! All volunteers for Brew at the Zoo must be 21 or older. Standing is required for the entirety of the shifts. Wear close-toed shoes and the provided Brew Crew shirt.

Activity Shifts Start End
Brew at the Zoo- Parking Lot Attendant 1 8/4/2023 8/4/2023
Brew at the Zoo- Pourer 1 8/4/2023 8/4/2023
Brew at the Zoo- Ticket Taker 1 8/4/2023 8/4/2023
Brew at the Zoo- Volunteer Meeting 1 8/1/2023 8/1/2023
Station Prep 1 8/3/2023 8/3/2023
Station Take-Down 1 8/4/2023 8/4/2023
Table Set-Up 1 8/4/2023 8/4/2023
Tasting Cups, Cards and Programs 1 8/4/2023 8/4/2023
VIP Assistant (Banquet Hall & Mezzanine) 1 8/4/2023 8/4/2023
VIP Assistant (Lounge) 1 8/4/2023 8/4/2023
VIP Assistant (Patio Area) 1 8/4/2023 8/4/2023
Wristbander 1 8/4/2023 8/4/2023

Dreamnight

Activity Shifts Start End
Dreamnight Cleanup 1 6/2/2023 6/2/2023
Dreamnight food volunteer 1 6/2/2023 6/2/2023
Dreamnight Games volunteer 1 6/2/2023 6/2/2023
Dreamnight Setup 1 6/2/2023 6/2/2023

Education

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Day Camp Helper (6-12) 20 2/20/2023 4/7/2023
Day Camp Helper (Ages 3-5) 20 2/20/2023 4/7/2023
Family Edventures 1 3/4/2023 3/4/2023
Jr. Vet Clinic Docent 568 2/3/2023 11/26/2023
Kids Night Out Helper 4 2/10/2023 5/19/2023
Sip N Paint volunteer 0 2/10/2023 2/10/2023
Teddy Bear Clinic 6 2/24/2023 3/19/2023
Wild Beginnings (PreK) Helper 23 2/6/2023 5/22/2023
Zoo Safari Helper 39 2/28/2023 6/8/2023
Zoo to You helper 35 2/3/2023 6/19/2023

Fall Conservation Bash

Volunteer for the Fall Conservation Ball on Friday, September 23, 2022! This evening event recognizes our influential donor and organization relationships and focuses on conservation at the zoo and in the wild! Volunteers for this event should be at least 16 years of age.

Activity Shifts Start End
Fall Bash - Decor and Table Crew 1 9/22/2023 9/22/2023
Fall Bash - Registration Table 0 9/22/2023 9/22/2023
Fall Bash - Table Set-Up 1 9/22/2023 9/22/2023
Fall Bash- Catering Assistant 1 9/22/2023 9/22/2023
Fall Bash- Tear Down 1 9/22/2023 9/22/2023

Holiday Nights

Join us for some holiday fun!

The Zoo will be lit up with holiday lights and filled with fun holiday activities.

Positions available:

  • Holiday Nights - Ticket Sales
  • Holiday Nights - Ticket Scanner
  • Holiday Nights - Greeter
  • Holiday Nights - Fire Pit Monitor 
  • Holiday Nights - Santa's Elf
  • Holiday Nights - Choir Coordinator
  • Holiday Nights - Concessions
  • Holiday Nights - Smores Package Assembly
  • Holiday Nights - Craft Station
  • Holiday Nights - Exhibitor Assistant
Activity Shifts Start End
Holiday Nights - Choir Coordinator 6 12/1/2023 12/16/2023
Holiday Nights - Concessions 6 12/1/2023 12/16/2023
Holiday Nights - Fire Pit Monitor 6 12/1/2023 12/16/2023
Holiday Nights - Labor Crew 6 12/1/2023 12/16/2023
Holiday Nights - Santa's Elf 6 12/1/2023 12/16/2023
Holiday Nights - Ticket Scanner 6 12/1/2023 12/16/2023
Holiday Nights - Ticket Seller 6 12/1/2023 12/16/2023
Holiday Nights- Craft Station Attendant 6 12/1/2023 12/16/2023
Holiday Nights- Craft Vendor Coordinator 6 12/1/2023 12/16/2023

Noon Year's Eve

Join us for Noon Year's Eve, a kid-friendly New Year's celebration at noon instead of midnight!

Activity Shifts Start End
Clean Up Crew 1 12/31/2023 12/31/2023
Dance Party Leaders 1 12/31/2023 12/31/2023
Games Attendant 1 12/31/2023 12/31/2023
Giveaway Table 1 12/31/2023 12/31/2023
Juice Toast Attendant 1 12/31/2023 12/31/2023
Set Up Crew 1 12/31/2023 12/31/2023

Party For the Planet

This two-day event is focused on cleaning the environment, connecting people with nature, and creating sustainable habitats.

Activity Shifts Start End
Earth DayCleanup 1 4/21/2023 4/21/2023
Party for the Planet - Vendor Coordinator 1 4/22/2023 4/22/2023
Party For the Planet- Sapling Handout Station 0 4/22/2023 4/22/2023
Pollinator Garden Planter 1 4/21/2023 4/21/2023
Vendor Assistant 2 4/21/2023 4/22/2023

Penguin Palooza

  • A day to celebrate penguins that will include games, free ice cream and penguin keeper chats.
Activity Shifts Start End
Penguin Palooza- Craft Station Attendant 2 7/9/2023 7/9/2023
Penguin Palooza- Entertainment Coordinator 2 7/9/2023 7/9/2023
Penguin Palooza- Games Attendant 2 7/9/2023 7/9/2023
Penguin Palooza- Ice Cream Attendant 2 7/9/2023 7/9/2023
Penguin Palooza- Information Table 2 7/9/2023 7/9/2023
Penguin Palooza- Setup 1 7/9/2023 7/9/2023
Penguin Palooza- Tear Down 1 7/9/2023 7/9/2023

Tee-Off FORE The Animals Charity Golf Tournament

Join us for the Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Bellevue Country Club on Monday, June 20, 2022! All volunteers for this event must be at least 16 years of age.

Activity Shifts Start End
Golf - Awards 1 6/26/2023 6/26/2023
Golf - Enrichment Monitor 2 6/26/2023 6/26/2023
Golf - Greeter 1 6/26/2023 6/26/2023
Golf - Participant Gifts 1 6/26/2023 6/26/2023
Golf - Photography Liaison 2 6/26/2023 6/26/2023
Golf - Raffle 2 6/26/2023 6/26/2023
Golf - Registration 1 6/26/2023 6/26/2023
Golf - Silent Auction 2 6/26/2023 6/26/2023
Golf - Skins and Mulligans Registration 1 6/26/2023 6/26/2023

Zoo Boo

Weekends in October filled with Halloween fun. Please sign up for as much as you can! You are welcome to come every weekend to volunteer in the same position or to try something new!

Activity Shifts Start End
Zoo Boo - Concessions 24 10/14/2023 10/29/2023
Zoo Boo - Coordinator Assistant 12 10/14/2023 10/29/2023
Zoo Boo - Craft Stations 24 10/14/2023 10/29/2023
Zoo Boo - Fortune Teller 24 10/14/2023 10/29/2023
Zoo Boo - Game Stations 24 10/14/2023 10/29/2023
Zoo Boo - Set Up 6 10/14/2023 10/29/2023
Zoo Boo - Tear Down 6 10/14/2023 10/29/2023
Zoo Boo - Ticket Seller and Scanner 18 10/14/2023 10/29/2023
Zoo Boo - Treat Stations 18 10/14/2023 10/29/2023
Zoo Boo- Entertainment Coordinator 12 10/14/2023 10/29/2023
Zoo Boo- Green Screen Coordinator 12 10/14/2023 10/29/2023
Zoo Boo- Treat Runner 12 10/14/2023 10/29/2023
Zoo Boo-Costume Parade and Contest Coordinator 6 10/14/2023 10/29/2023

Zoo Run Run

Join us as a volunteer for the Zoo Run Run on April 23! The Zoo Run Run is a fundraising run for the zoo that takes place within the zoo before it opens. If you'd like to be a fundraiser or can't volunteer but want to participate, click here.

Please note that all volunteers should be able to stand for the entirety of their shift. Close-toed shoes required.

Activity Shifts Start End
Run -Volunteer Meeting 1 4/13/2023 4/13/2023
Zoo Run Run - Refreshments 1 4/22/2023 4/22/2023
Zoo Run Run - Starting Line 1 4/22/2023 4/22/2023
Zoo Run Run - Water Station 1 4/22/2023 4/22/2023
Zoo Run Run- Packet Pick Up- Fleet Feet 1 4/20/2023 4/20/2023
Zoo Run Run- Packet Pick Up-Zoo 1 4/21/2023 4/21/2023
Zoo Run Run- Set up 1 4/22/2023 4/22/2023
Zoo Run Run- Team Captain Kits 0 4/20/2023 4/20/2023
Zoo Run Run-Finisher Medals 1 4/22/2023 4/22/2023
Zoo Run Run-Registration 1 4/22/2023 4/22/2023
Zoo Run Run-Tear Down 1 4/22/2023 4/22/2023

Mission Statement

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is dedicated to connecting people to the natural world by providing engaging guest experiences, exceptional animal care and unparalleled conservation education.