Did You Know?
A female lemur carries her newborn to a new nest site in her mouth.
Do you love working with people and animals? Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? Become a Potter Park Zoo Docent and join hundreds of others with the same appreciation for wildlife and desire to make a difference.
Zoo docents are the friendly, fun-loving and knowledgeable volunteer men and women who conduct the various educational programs at the zoo.
As a docent, you'll receive a discount to the Zoovenir store and a free family membership to the Potter Park Zoo after one year of service. But the main benefit is being able to participate in one of the best wildlife education programs in the country by helping people of all ages learn and understand the importance of preserving our wildlife environment.
To become a docent you must be 18 years of age or older, successfully complete the docent training course, have good communication skills and the ability to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours per year. All applicants will be asked to interview with a Docent Recruitment Committee member.
Annual dues are $10 per year. There is also a $35 initial registration fee for all candidates who are accepted into the docent training program, annual dues are waived for the first year of participation.
Join today and make a difference!
Interested? Fill out an application and bring it to the Zoo! Docent classes begin in February each year. Applications for the 2013 class are due January 25. Please check out What’s Happening for dates and times.