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Conservation Guides

Conservation Guides

Our Conservation Guides will help our guests explore the Zoo by connecting them with biofacts, activities, or animal ambassadors. These volunteers have opportunities to help guests discover more about our Asian elephants, Oklahoma wildlife, how to help orangutans while shopping, and much more. Advanced conservation guides even have an opportunity to receive training to handle some of our education animal ambassadors for special animal encounters in our Children's Zoo or at events.

Duties

  • Answering guest questions about directions, exhibits, attractions, and amenities
  • Utilizing biofacts and zoo signage to connect guests with wildlife
  • Helping guests identify plants and animals in their designated area
  • Act as an ambassador for the zoo by having a great attitude and a smile

Requirements

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Completion of a volunteer application, orientation, and training
  • Completion of additional conservation guide training through our education department
  • Commitment to a 60 hours per year (an average of 5 hours per month)   
  • Approved through screening process, including a background check and interview
  • Ability to tolerate reasonable weather conditions
  • Hand dexterity and strength to handle objects up to 5 pounds
  • Ability to walk or self-transport throughout the zoo  
  • Confidence when communicating
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

Please contact volunteers@okczoo.org with any additional questions

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