Mar 17, 2023

Zoo volunteer event Saturday

Posted Mar 17, 2023 9:32 AM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson Zoo March Volunteer Open House is this weekend. The event is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Zoo Education and Event Center at 6 Emerson Loop East in Hutchinson. The event is designed for those ages 14 and up.

The Zoo relies on the community to help with daily operations. They are gearing up for the busy summer season.

During the event, the Zoo will talk about open opportunities and can help to find the right fit for anyone who wants to help.

Volunteers work in almost every area of the zoo. They help with the gift shop, driving the train, preparing food for the animals, gardening, helping zookeepers, assisting with visitors, and helping with special projects and events. 

The event is free to attend, and you don't have to choose whether or not to volunteer until after you have learned about it. If you go and then you decide you want to help, you'll complete a volunteer application and a background check. There will then be a separate group orientation for those who choose to volunteer. 

For more information on the event, call the Zoo at (620) 694-2672.

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