Volunteer and Docent Information Meeting
The S.B. Zoo is looking for individuals aged 16 and up to become docents.
When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, 10 a.m.
Where: S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr., Santa Barbara
Age limit: Not available
Categories: Kids & Teens
These volunteers help Zoo visitors connect with the animals at hands-on Discovery Stations, interpret behavior, lead tours, and even handle and display small mammals, snakes and amphibians. They also assist with children’s programs, special events, observational research and conservation activities. Docents also enjoy various social events, continuing education classes, and membership benefits. The time commitment is two hours per week for at least six months. For teens, Community Service credit is available. No previous experience for Docents is required though a love of animals and good communication skills are a plus.
Individuals interested in becoming Zoo Docents should attend a free one-hour information meeting on either Saturday, February 2 or Saturday, February 9 at 10 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Online applications and more information are available at www.sbzoo.org.
There is a subsequent interview, orientation and in-depth eight-week training. A one-time fee of $100 covers training, educational and reference materials, Docent vest, and nametag. For more information, contact Jessica Kam, Volunteer Coordinator at (805) 962-5339 ext. 153 or email@example.com.
Event posted Jan. 30, 2013
Last updated Jan. 30, 2013