The Central Florida Zoo’s Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation (OCIC), located in the Cassia community in East Lake County (just down the road from Camp Boggy Creek, off SR 44), offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for those dedicated to conservation projects. This snake conservation center has a selection of opportunities from horticulture, landscape, small carpentry projects, general cleaning and housekeeping, and some indigo snake husbandry and enrichment work.
If accepted as a Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Garden volunteer, an initial volunteer orientation is required prior to beginning service. Successful completion of an on-the-job training and introductory period is required prior to full acceptance to be a Conservation Center Volunteer.
Must be over 18 years old.
Must commit to one shift per week for six months or more.
Pay a $25 training fee for a manual and uniform shirt.
Abide by policies in the Volunteer Handbook.
Must be able to tolerate Florida’s weather conditions.
Must be able to work as part of a team.
Must be self-motivated and goal-oriented.
This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
May be asked to lift and/or move 25-50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds, and stand for long periods of time. The volunteer is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, reach or feel and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The volunteer is frequently required to sit, walk distances, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the volunteer is regularly required to talk or hear. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.