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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 1 8/17/2024 8/17/2024
Asian Elephant Extravaganza- Entertainment Coordinator 0 8/17/2024 8/17/2024
Asian Elephant Extravaganza- Games Station Attendant 2 8/17/2024 8/17/2024
Asian Elephant Extravaganza- Palm Oil Table 1 8/17/2024 8/17/2024
Asian Elephant Extravaganza- Set up 1 8/17/2024 8/17/2024
Asian Elephant Extravaganza- Tear Down 1 8/17/2024 8/17/2024

Brew at the Zoo

Join us for Brew at the Zoo on Friday, August 4, 2023! 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.

All Brew at the Zoo Volunteers must also register for the mandatory Brew at the Zoo Orientation Meeting, on Tuesday, August 1 from 5-6 pm.  

Activity Shifts Start End
Brew at the Zoo - Post Event Tear Down 1 8/2/2024 8/2/2024
Brew at the Zoo - Station Prep 0 8/1/2024 8/1/2024
Brew at the Zoo - Table Set-Up 1 8/2/2024 8/2/2024
Brew at the Zoo - Tasting Cups, Cards and Programs 1 8/2/2024 8/2/2024
Brew at the Zoo - VIP Assistant (Banquet Hall & Mezzanine) 1 8/2/2024 8/2/2024
Brew at the Zoo - VIP Assistant (Lounge) 1 8/2/2024 8/2/2024
Brew at the Zoo - VIP Assistant (Patio Area) 1 8/2/2024 8/2/2024
Brew at the Zoo - Wristbander 1 8/2/2024 8/2/2024
Brew at the Zoo- 50/50 Raffle Attendant 1 8/2/2024 8/2/2024
Brew at the Zoo- Parking Lot Attendant 1 8/2/2024 8/2/2024
Brew at the Zoo- Pourer 1 8/2/2024 8/2/2024
Brew at the Zoo- Silent Auction Attendant 1 8/2/2024 8/3/2024
Brew at the Zoo- Ticket Taker 1 8/2/2024 8/2/2024
Brew Volunteer Orientation & T-Shirt Pickup 1 7/31/2024 7/31/2024

Catering & Events

Activity Shifts Start End
Brunch with Santa - Craft Table Attendant 6 12/8/2024 12/22/2024
Brunch with Santa - Elf / Santa's Helper & Line Monitor 6 12/8/2024 12/22/2024
Brunch with Santa - Host/Cleaner/Floater 6 12/8/2024 12/22/2024
Brunch with Santa - Registration 4 12/8/2024 12/22/2024

Education

Activity Shifts Start End
Family Edventures 2 11/17/2024 12/21/2024
Jr. Vet Clinic Docent 316 7/15/2024 12/31/2024
JVC- Special Event (Blue at the Zoo) 1 8/4/2024 8/4/2024
Kids Night Out Helper 3 10/25/2024 12/6/2024
One-Day Camp Helper (6-12) 14 10/14/2024 12/31/2024
Summer Camp Helper (3-5) 29 7/15/2024 8/23/2024
Summer Camp Helper (6-11) 58 7/15/2024 8/23/2024
Wild Beginnings (PreK) Helper 6 10/7/2024 12/23/2024
Zoo Safari Helper 3 7/17/2024 7/17/2024
Zoo to You helper 28 7/15/2024 8/23/2024

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 - Registration Table 0 9/12/2024 9/12/2024
Fall Bash - Table Set-Up & Decor Crew 0 9/12/2024 9/12/2024
Fall Bash- Catering Assistant 1 9/12/2024 9/12/2024
Fall Bash- Tear Down 1 9/12/2024 9/12/2024

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/Assistants 6 12/6/2024 12/21/2024
Holiday Nights - Concessions 6 12/6/2024 12/21/2024
Holiday Nights - Fire Pit Monitor 4 12/6/2024 12/21/2024
Holiday Nights - General Labor Crew 6 12/6/2024 12/21/2024
Holiday Nights - Santa's Elf / Elf Line Monitors 6 12/6/2024 12/21/2024
Holiday Nights - Ticket Seller / Scanner 6 12/6/2024 12/21/2024
Holiday Nights- Craft Station Attendant 6 12/6/2024 12/21/2024
Holiday Nights- Vendor Assistants 6 12/6/2024 12/21/2024
Holiday Nights-Volunteer Meeting 1 12/4/2024 12/4/2024

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 12/31/2024 12/31/2024
Dance Party Assistants - Banquet Room Monitors 1 12/31/2024 12/31/2024
Games Attendant 1 12/31/2024 12/31/2024
Giveaway Table 1 12/31/2024 12/31/2024
Juice Toast Attendant 1 12/31/2024 12/31/2024
Set Up Crew 1 12/31/2024 12/31/2024

Volunteer Meetings

This category is for Monthly Volunteer Meetings - In person & Virtual, New Volunteer Orientation Meetings and any additional General Meetings (not event specific) that volunteers can attend.  

Volunteers will be credited for hours served for meetings.  Please pre-register for all meetings, as this is the only way we can send any meeting updates to you! 

Activity Shifts Start End
Monthly Volunteer Meeting - In Person 2 9/4/2024 11/6/2024
Monthly Volunteer Meetings - Virtual 1 10/2/2024 10/2/2024

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 - Coordinator Assistant 10 10/12/2024 10/27/2024
Zoo Boo - Craft Stations 12 10/12/2024 10/27/2024
Zoo Boo - Game Stations 12 10/12/2024 10/27/2024
Zoo Boo - Selfie Station 12 10/12/2024 10/27/2024
Zoo Boo - Set Up 6 10/12/2024 10/27/2024
Zoo Boo - Tear Down 6 10/12/2024 10/27/2024
Zoo Boo - Ticket Seller and Scanner 12 10/12/2024 10/27/2024
Zoo Boo - Treat Stations 12 10/12/2024 10/27/2024
Zoo Boo- Entertainment Coordinator 12 10/12/2024 10/27/2024
Zoo Boo- Treat Runner 12 10/12/2024 10/27/2024
Zoo Boo-Costume Parade and Contest Coordinator 5 10/12/2024 10/27/2024

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.