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Volunteer

Lehigh Valley Zoo loves volunteers!

Opportunities abound for individuals and groups!

If you love animals and the outdoors, Lehigh Valley Zoo offers the perfect opportunity for you to become involved. We need volunteers to help with special events, educational programs, greet visitors, and much more!

If you are interested in volunteering, please print the application, fill it out, and mail or fax to Lehigh Valley Zoo. If you have any questions, please call 610-799-4171.

All volunteers at Lehigh Valley Zoo must be at least sixteen years of age.

Educational Opportunities
Docent - Adventure into Education and become a docent at Lehigh Valley Zoo! Docents are provided with special training to share information about our animals and are assigned to one of our interactive exhibits. A great opportunity to work up close with our lorikeets, kangaroos, goats and our farm animals!

Education Volunteer - Assist docents with non-direct animal experiences while engaging guests with valuable conservation messages.

Zoo Teen - If you are between the ages of 14-17, you have an opportunity to become a part of our Zoo Teen program. Enthusiastically engage and educate a diverse multi-generational audience with facts about wildlife species, conservation, and environmental issues in an environment that promotes Smart FUN and provides memorable experiences. Several hours of training is required.

General Volunteer Opportunities
Special Event Assistant - Assist our Development & Marketing staff with various needs for specific events. Opportunities include helping with a craft or raffle or assisting with event logistics.

Facilities and Grounds - Volunteers help our grounds staff by preparing, planting, weeding, mulching and watering the various flowerbeds around our facility.  Great opportunity for families with children too young for other opportunities or anyone who needs flexible hours.

Gardeners and Horticulture Assistant - Volunteers help our grounds staff by preparing, planting, weeding, mulching and watering the various flowerbeds around our facility. Great opportunity for families with children too young for other opportunities or anyone who needs flexible hours.

Development & Marketing Assistant - Volunteers assist our office staff with data entry, preparing mailings, and Facebook and Twitter postings. Knowledge of Microsoft software is helpful, but not necessary. Some training is required.

Guest Services - Volunteers can assist our Guest Services team by being a runner for our Bison Prairie Grill to help in the front of pouring drinks, collecting trays off of the tables, assisting the paddle boat area when needed, and washing dishes at the end of the day.

Zoo Clean Team - Our guests appreciate the cleanliness of our facility and volunteers help make this happen! Early morning and late day clean-up times are available. The Lehigh Valley Zoo furnishes all equipment. Help us protect our environment!

Development & Marketing Assistant – Volunteers assist our office staff with preparing mailings throughout the year.

 

 

 
 
5150 GAME PRESERVE ROAD, P.O. BOX 519 | SCHNECKSVILLE, PA 18078 | PHONE (610) 799-4171 | FAX (610) 799-4170