City of Idaho Falls News

Posted on: February 1, 2018

Junior Zoo Crew - Summer Volunteer Opportunity!

Junior Volunteer PosterHey teens! Are you looking for a great way to get an amazing educational experience while giving back to your community and getting valuable community service hours – hours that look GREAT to potential employers and on college applications?

The Junior Zoo Crew is a summer educational program designed specifically for teens, ages 14-17.  Participants will learn about public speaking, animal care, conservation, zoo careers and education within a zoo setting. They will assist animal keepers in the Children’s Zoo and at information stations located throughout the zoo, answer questions from zoo guests, and assist with special events.

If you are looking for an exciting and educational experience this summer, apply now for the Junior Zoo Crew!  This is a competitive program – participation is limited to applicants who are accepted and is the only program available for zoo volunteers under the age of 18.

Don’t wait! Applications must be submitted by April 2, 2018 to be considered for the summer Junior Zoo Crew program. A link to the application is available online. Simply click on the Get Involved tab. Following the application period, zoo staff will then interview selected applicants.

For those accepted into the program, there is an education program fee of $85 for Tautphaus Park Zoological Society members and $105 for non-members. The fee covers training, materials, a uniform shirt, nametag, recognition items and an appreciation party at the end of the season. Scholarships may be available.

Interested in applying but need more information? Great news! An informational presentation for prospective volunteers will be held on Tuesday, February 13 at 7:45 p.m. in Room 2 at the Idaho Falls Public Library, 457 W. Broadway.

For questions about the program, contact Megan Donovan, volunteer coordinator at (208) 612-8453 or [email protected].

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