August Classes for ZOO Docents & Volunteers
Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo….
are seeking professionally minded volunteers with a strong work ethic, who
are responsible, dedicated and can commit to a project.
Program is for people that enjoy learning about wildlife and the environment,
and like working with people that feel the same. Some of the opportunities for
a docent / volunteer would be:
· Tours – Conduct or help with
tours of the Zoo for schools, churches, camp groups, as well as visitors from
around the world.
· Zoo Roamer- Mingle
with zoo guests, educating them on the animals. A Zoo Roamer also helps to enforce
the rules of the zoo; this protects the resident animals and the public. Educating
the public that we are different, we are a rehab facility.
· Cashiers – Gift Shop & Snack
· Kitchen – Preparing food
· Maintenance – Painting,
carpentry, handy person, etc.
· Special Events – on
and off site
· Educational Programs – on
and off site
Registration (APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED TO SCHEDULE A PRE-SCREENING INTERVIEW
PRIOR TO THE CLASSES):
online to www.friendsofthebigbearalpinezoo.org
> to Support the Zoo > Volunteer. Under the Volunteer section you will
find the instructions for registering for the class.
an online registration application (preferred
· Or you
can print a .pdf version of the registration application and mail it in.
· Or you
can come by the office or the zoo gift shop to pick up a registration
· You MUST register for the class, as walk-ins will NOT be accepted.
· August 15th, 22nd and 29th, 2015
/ (3 consecutive Saturdays)
1) Applicants MUST be at
least 18 years of age, no one is too old to be a docent.
2) Applicants MUST complete
3) Applicants MUST maintain
a membership with the Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo.
4) Applicants MUST be
fingerprinted and background checked within 30 days of completing the classes.
5) Applicants MUST purchase
a Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo shirt, as there is a uniform requirement.
6) You will ONLY be
considered a docent / volunteer after you have been approved and all of these
steps have been completed.
7) Applicants MUST maintain
at least 40 volunteer hours annually to be considered “Active” (that is only
3.5 hours per month), more is appreciated.
8) IF you need to have
printed educational materials (as we are now going green and offering our
Docent Manual online) there will be a $20 fee.
The Big Bear Alpine
Zoo is a wildlife sanctuary and rehabilitation center that has been
saving wildlife since 1959. The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo was formed
in 1989 as a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to support the zoo
Educating the public regarding the treatment, protection, and conservation of
and coordinating zoo volunteers; and