The Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School offers a volunteer-based learning experience for individuals who are energetic, willing to work hard, and enjoy caring for animals. Volunteers will be involved in various aspects of zoo work depending upon age and experience. (See program descriptions below.) Activities may include food preparation, cleaning of cages, helping to provide behavioral enrichment for the animals, and providing information and tours for visitors. Volunteers will be trained by the Animal Care Coordinator and Keeper Supervisor for each task they perform.
There is a large demand for all of our programs. Unfortunately, we do not have a large enough staff to be able to work with everyone who is interested. While we do not want to limit interest in the natural world or for working with wildlife, we must have some guidelines to keep our volunteer program manageable.
- Volunteers must show proof of insurance for any medical emergencies which might occur.
- Volunteers must be willing to undergo proper training including but not limited to human emergencies, animal escapes, fire emergencies and weather emergencies.
- Working safely with animals in a zoo setting requires careful attention to detail, following directions exactly, and being an excellent role model for other volunteers and visitors.
- Volunteers may be subject to an evaluation during their time at the Trevor Zoo. Any volunteer who cannot act in a consistently responsible and mature manner will be asked to leave the program.
- If admitted to the program, there is a $150 non-refundable administrative fee payable to the Trevor Zoo. This fee includes a Trevor Zoo volunteer t-shirt.
- The application for the volunteer program can be dowloaded by clicking the link on the right side of this page.
- Please send applications and questions to Director of Programs Jessica Bennett. Jessica can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.