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Volunteer Application

Join the Niabi Zoo Crew

What can you do as a volunteer?

- help with special events
- help with education programs (become a docent and you can teach them!)
- assist zoo keepers
- prepare diets
- conduct ethograms
.....and so much more!

No matter your interests we have something you would enjoy doing.


What do you need to do to volunteer?

- Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age (if you're ages 13-17 please see our Junior Zoo Keeper program)
- Fill out the volunteer application and submit it
- Attend a volunteer training/interview (usually offered once a month)
- Turn in a negative TB test (if interested in working with the keepers)

Volunteer opportunities are year round!


Please fill out our Volunteer Application below. Once we've received your application, we will contact you to explain more about this fun opportunity or download the Volunteer Application PDF.

*First Name:
Middle Initial:
*Last Name:
Nickname:
*Address:
*City, State, Zip:
*Birthday:
*Home Phone:
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Cell Phone:
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Email:
*What is the best way for us to reach you?
   

Employment

Employer:
Occupation:
Address:
City, State, Zip:
Phone:
()-
May we call you at work?
   

Volunteer Availability

How many hours would you like to volunteer?
per week
per month
 
Availability MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT SUN
Mornings
Afternoons
Evenings
 
Special events (such as evening parties, Boo at the Zoo, etc)?
   

Emergency Information

*Emergency contact:
*Phone number:
()-
*Relationship:
Do you have any allergies?
   
Do you have special medical concerns that might affect your ability to volunteer at Niabi Zoo?
   

Education & Hobbies

What is the highest level of education you have completed?
 
If you are currently a student, where?
 
Do you hold any professional certifications (such as Vet Tech, Registered Nurse, Red Cross, etc)?
 
Are you fluent in languages other than English?
 
Are you currently, or have you recently volunteered elsewhere? Please list.
 
Are you active in any community groups? (i.e. Scouts, Kiwanis, etc.)
 
What are your hobbies?
 
Are you a member of Niabi Zoo?
   
Are you a member of any other zoos or aquariums?
   
*Why do you want to volunteer at Niabi Zoo?
   

References

Please list two people who know you well and can attest to your character, skills and dependability.
   
*Name:
*Relationship to You:
*Phone:
()-
   
*Name:
*Relationship to You:
*Phone:
()-
   
*Have you ever been convicted of a crime (other than a traffic violation)?
   
If yes, please explain (include approximate dates):
   
*May we run a background check on you?
   

Volunteer Opportunities

What types of volunteer opportunities appeal to you?
 
Education





 
Docent (Docents require approximately 40 hours of class training. There is a small training fee.)

 
Maintenance/Landscaping




 
Office



 
Special Events



 
Conservation



 
Animal Husbandry



   
*Security Code:
   
*I understand that this is an application for and not a commitment or promise of volunteer opportunity. I understand that the information provided on this application may be verified by Niabi Zoo. Niabi Zoo provides programs that are accessible to the public without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religious or political affiliations, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.


 
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