All qualified applicants will be scheduled for an interview. Applicants will receive an email for an interview to take place on a convenient date and time. Interviews may be video-based or in-person and will last approximately 30 minutes. Selection for the program is based on the candidate’s responses in the interview.
There is a fee to cover the purchase of the Volunteer uniform shirt and training costs. The $50 fee for this program is due on the first day of training and is non-refundable.
In order to develop the skills required and feel confident in one’s abilities, training and practice is required. All selected candidates will participate in on-line training as well as in-person sessions. Some training will be “learn-as-you-go” such as when training with the Zookeepers for Animal Care positions. Naturalist training requires the most training and practice to be proficient in speaking with the public about the animals. The extent of training will be dependent on the position for which the volunteer is selected.