Bronx Zoo Field Trip Specialists must commit to 12 hours/month, volunteering one regular weekday morning (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) each week from October through June. There is potential for additional weekend and special event hours based on availability. Applicants must be ages 18 and up, and will enjoy free admission to WCS's four zoos and the aquarium in New York. They also receive discounts at WCS gift shops.
What are some of the responsibilities?
Greet school groups at the Gate and escort them to their classroom
Support the Instructor during classes with various duties
Lead exhibit visits
Provide input for new program opportunities
Meet with the Instructors/Education team on a regular basis
Assist with future program preparations
What is the training?
To become a Field Trip Volunteer, you will need to pass an interview, successfully complete a two day training course and shadow educational programs under the guidance of our Conservation Educators.
The goals of the training program are:
To acquaint you with the mission of the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Education Department
To orient you to the facilities and policies of the Bronx Zoo
To help you learn about the animals and exhibits
To help you to feel comfortable as a member of the volunteer organization
To provide the skills necessary for interacting with visitors to the Zoo
The first step to becoming a Field Trip Specialist is to fill out the online application. Click on the link below and get started! We will contact you when the interview process begins. Last day to apply for the 2016-2017 Academic Year is September 2, 2016.