Lee Richardson Zoo
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Volunteers

Interested in becoming a volunteer? 

Come to our volunteer coffee hour!
It is a Saturday in January of each year and gives you a chance to meet current  volunteers and learn a little more about how you can help the zoo.

 

What does a Docent Do?

The Lee Richardson Zoo Docents are a group of dedicated individuals from diverse backgrounds who volunteer their time to help the zoo's Education Division spread its message of conservation. Docents share a love of animals and nature, and a desire to promote the Lee Richardson Zoo. 

Our training classes provide you with the basics of tour and program techniques, conservation and animal information, zoo history and more. All you need to provide is your time and enthusiasm to learn and share your knowledge with others. Training takes place during January, February, and March each year with a 3-hour class offered twice a week for 10 weeks.  Trainees also take part in two outdoor sessions during training to become familiar with the zoo grounds and behind the scenes areas.

The Zoo needs you! Won't you join us? For more detailed information about docenting at the zoo, call the zoo at (620) 276-1250 or e-mail zoo.education@gardencityks.us .

 

 

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