If you answered "yes" to the questions above, the Brandywine Zoo has two distinct opportunities for you to get involved - the Zoo's Volunteer Program and the Zoo's Docent Program. Benefits include continuing education opportunities, training, field trips, making new friends, and helping animals and our environment through education.
The Volunteer Program was established to support the educational initiatives of the Delaware Zoological Society. After a short orientation session, volunteers provide support for special events, family programs, and special projects. They are Zoo Ambassadors during such exciting special events as: Earth Day Celebration, Discovery Days, Boo At the Zoo, and Holiday Party Animals. The volunteers enjoy working with people and animals, and some even take additional training and become docents.
Brandywine Zoo docents complete specialized training through the Zoo's Docent training program. The training includes zoo orientations, behind the scenes information, animal facts, exhibit interpretation, program information, and training in animal handling and teaching methods. The docents are involved in education activities, tours, animal presentations, on-site live animal exhibit interpretation, Traveling Zoo programs, Family Programs, informal public presentations, and special events. Read an interview with a docent.
The Zoo invites you to become part of a growing, committed group of volunteers who make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of people each year.
There will be a VOLUNTEER AND DOCENT OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, February 3, 2002 from 1 - 3 p.m. Zoo docents will show you the zoo, its animals and, of course, tell you all about the Zoo Docent Program. You'll even have an on-the-spot interview to speed the process along! So, get in touch with your wild side and plan on joining the Zoo Docent Team!
Call Brandywine Zoo’s Education Department for more information, (302) 571-7850 Ext. 208.
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