The Queens Gazette published news of a tempting opportunity – a call by the Wildlife Conservation Society for volunteers to serve at the Queens Zoo. As a volunteer, you’d get to do all sorts of interesting and fun things, like teaching visitors about the animals through guided tours, act as a speaker at narrated feedings, lead arts and crafts activities, and assist with events during the holidays.
In order to qualify, you must be 18 years or older, be able to attend training classes, and be available to volunteer at least 4 hours per week. Applications are being accepted right now; if you make it into the program, you’ll need to attend the aforementioned training classes, which are scheduled for five Saturdays – January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2 – from 10am-3pm.
For more information or to apply, visit queenszoo.com or give them a call 718-271-1500.
The Queens Zoo is located at 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadows Corona Park (GMAP). Via subway it is accessible from the 111th Street stop on the 7 train.
Queens Zoo Accepting Applications For Volunteers [Queens Gazette]