Facilitate hands-on educational opportunities, assist with animal feeding interactions with guests, and visual displays as you interact with Zoo guests.
Educate the public at multiple different locations throughout the Zoo
Educate about animal conservation
Utilize bio-facts to educate guests
Make animal observations and interpret their behaviors for the public
Assist staff members with animal feeding interactions for guests
There is no animal handling in this program
We bring on new Zoo Interpreter Volunteers about every other month. We send out invites to attend an orientation about one month before the scheduled date. If accepted as a Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens volunteer, an initial volunteer orientation is required before beginning volunteer service. Completing an on-the-job training and introductory period is also required before full acceptance into the Zoo Interpreter volunteer position.
Must be over 18 years old.
Must commit to one shift per week for six months or more.
Pass training program with 80% or higher.
Participate in volunteer orientation.
Successfully completed introductory period.
Pay a $25 training fee for a manual and uniform shirt.
Abide by policies in the Volunteer Handbook.
Provide excellent customer service and demonstrate the ability to work well with visitors.
Be interested in educating the public about conservation.
Must be able to tolerate Florida’s weather conditions.