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 exhibits, helping to provide behavioral enrichment for the animals, and providing information for visitors. Volunteers will be trained and supervised by full-time zoo staff 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 safety 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.