Upcoming volunteer opportunities at the Montgomery Zoo

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The Montgomery Zoo has lots of fun, different and exciting volunteer opportunities on the horizon, including a new conservation event on Saturdays, a day of volunteer service, vacation preparation, and the annual Christmas Lights Festival.

Montgomery Zoo volunteers play a vital role in the success of the zoo. Some volunteers interact with zoo visitors while others may work behind the scenes.

It’s a great way for groups, clubs, businesses, and students to earn volunteer / community service hours.

All volunteers must register before arriving. Register online at montgomeryzoo.com/education/volunteer-opportunities

Conservation car wash and tailgate party

Volunteers are needed Saturday to help wash the cars and help with tailgating games with guests. All donations will go to the Montgomery Zoo Conservation Endowment Fund to help threatened and endangered animals here and around the world.

Available quarters:

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (2.5 hours)

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (2.5 hours)

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (5 hours)

Light up the lights

The goal of this project is to help the zoo prepare for the Christmas Lights Festival in December. They will have hundreds of bright screens that need a bit of cleaning, refreshing, painting, and brightening. They are looking for groups of 8-10 people every Friday and Saturday between October 29 and November 27.

Dates and times available:

Dates: Fridays and Saturdays

October 29 – 30

November 5 – 6

November 12 – 13

November 19 – 20

November 26 – 27

9 a.m. to noon (3 hours)

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (3 hours)

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 a.m., lunch break from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)

Service day at the zoo

Volunteers are needed Nov. 13 to pick up leaves and clean up around the zoo and other projects, including help with some of the animal displays, and in the education and veterinary clinic areas.

Available quarters:

9 a.m. to noon (3 hours)

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (3 hours)

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (6 a.m., lunch break from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)

Christmas lights festival

The Christmas Lights Festival is from December 3 to 25. For generations, families from across the region have visited the Montgomery Zoo to see the sights, lights and sounds of the holiday season as they walk the illuminated aisles of the Christmas Lights Festival. Each evening, they will have several positions where volunteers will serve alongside staff members helping and assisting guests. They have open positions for the train ride, the cable car and helping the children during their visits with Santa Claus.

Dates and shifts available:

Dates: December 3-25

You can serve multiple nights, please register for each night you plan to serve

Event shift: 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (4.5 hours)

Volunteers are encouraged to serve the entire shift, shifts cannot be divided

Learn more

For more information on these volunteer opportunities and more, please contact the Montgomery Zoo at 334-625-4920 or email [email protected]


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