IF YOU LOVE ANIMALS AND TEACHING,
THEN YOU WILL LOVE BEING A DOCENT!
Essex County’s Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ is growing by leaps and bounds and we expect the 2015 season to be busy and exciting! Volunteer your time with the rewarding experience of becoming a Zoo Docent.
Docents are among the most visible members of our Zoo community. Their main goal is to provide the Zoo guests with quality, educational and enriching experiences while they are here. Turtle Back Zoo docents act as guides, give educational talks, and are stationed throughout the Zoo to provide information to visitors about the Zoo and its animal collection. You don’t need a background in biology or zoology, just a love of zoos and interest in public service.
Docent Volunteer Requirements:
– must be at least 18 years old
– submit an application found at: http://turtlebackzoo.com/docent-volunteers/
– complete an interview held on Sunday, January 11, 2015
– complete a 6-day training course held on Sundays, beginning February 15, on Zoo grounds
– pay a one-time fee of $25 to cover training materials
– commit to volunteer a designated number of hours/events on at least two selected days a month throughout the year
Interested?! Contact the Zoo’s Volunteer Coordinator at tbzdocents@yahoo.com or
call 973-731-5800 ext. 306.
** While a love of animals draws many volunteers to Turtle Back Zoo, volunteers are not directly involved with the handling and care of the Zoo’s animals.**