Our longest-running volunteer program, Zoo Docents are dedicated volunteers who serve as educators and interpreters at animal habitats throughout the Zoo. In addition, they provide tours and assist with a variety of educational programs both inside the Zoo and in the local community all year long.

Want to learn more? Attend a docent open house... check back soon for upcoming dates!

Becoming a Zoo Docent requires:

  • Time Commitment: 60 hours of direct contact with our guests each year, for a minimum of two years. Being a Zoo Docent is a life-long commitment for many.
  • Training: Two in-class Docent Orientation Days (November 7&8 2020)  plus an online component and shadowing requirements.
  • Scheduling: Very flexible! Docents set their schedules and assist with education programs year-round, seven days a week.
  • Additional Requirements:
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