Volunteer Open House at the MD Zoo in Baltimore- Sunday,1/27
If you think our animals are wild, come meet our Volunteers!
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will be hosting an Open House for prospective
volunteers on Sunday, January 27, 2013, from 11:00am to 2:00pm, on the
Zoo’s Mansion House Porch.
Last year, over 940 volunteers gave 34,272 hours of support in a wide
variety of important activities. Volunteers are needed to engage guests
in fun, educational interactions on grounds and in the community; to
help our Horticulture Department to maintain plantings around the Zoo,
supervising animal interactions at the KidZone (goat yard) and camel
rides, supporting office personnel with administrative projects, leading
crafts and games at special events, and much more. The Zoo offers
volunteer positions for people with all types of schedules and
interests, and we are hoping to add approximately 120 new volunteers
During the Open House, there will be information sessions at 11:30,
12:30 and 1:30 where guests will learn about the essential role
volunteers play in conservation education, grounds keeping, and visitor
support. Current volunteers and staff will be on hand to discuss spring
openings, including training, scheduling, and the rewards of
volunteering. We will also have representatives on hand to discuss
college internships, and the Junior Zoo Crew, our unique
service-learning program for teens ages 14-17.