Our Docent/Volunteer Program –
Classes start February 16, 2013!
Becoming a Docent at Southwick’s Zoo is a rewarding experience! Southwick’s Zoo’s Volunteer – Docent Program is for people who are 18 years of age or older.
As a Volunteer, you will have the ability to work in many different areas throughout the zoo. You may spend time teaching facts about an animal, explaining deer adaptations, guiding a zoo tour, leading a giraffe feeding, or helping people find their favorite animals at the zoo. As a Volunteer here at the Zoo, you will answer more questions than you could ever imagine. Questions range from, “How long does it take a baby giraffe to get as tall as its mother?” to “Where are the bathrooms?”
Becoming a Volunteer at Southwick’s Zoo begins with a 10 week class to learn information about the zoo and its inhabitants. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, classes start on February 16, 2013. Each volunteer begins by mentoring a senior docent and is asked to give 8 hours a month to the Zoo (from April – October.) In return, as a volunteer, you can earn a family pass to the zoo, learn a lot about the animals at the zoo and become part of a great group of people.
Applications for the docent training program are closed
We are no longer conducting Interviews for the 2013 Docent Program.
Applications for docents and volunteers are accepted from September to December and interviews are in January. Classes start February 16, 2013. Class size is limited.
You can contact email@example.com with any questions you may have on the Volunteer/Docent program.
To apply, you must print out and complete the Volunteer/Docent Application, then you must mail it in along with your resumé and cover letter to:
c/o Betsey Brewer
2 Southwick’s Street
Mendon, MA 01756