Micke Grove Zoo

SJGOV.org - How can we serve you today?

Visit S.J. County Parks & Recreation Website

Volunteer at Micke Grove Zoo!

Would you like to become part of the Zoo family? Perhaps you have always wanted to help provide the care for exotic animals, get involved in special events or act as an ambassador for a great organization. Now you can! Just review the opportunities listed below to see if any meet your interests.

ANIMAL CARE

Position: Zoo Keeper Aide

Position Description: Keeper Aide volunteers support Animal Care Specialist staff in preparation of diets, cleaning and maintenance of the zoo and exhibits, assisting with special projects and animal observation and interacting with the public.
Commitment: A commitment of at least one four-hour shift per week for a minimum of six months is required.
Requirements: Ages 16 & up; no exceptions. Attendance of a 4-week volunteer training program, on the job training, ability to closely follow instructions and physically capable to perform strenuous work under all weather conditions is required. All Keeper Aide volunteer positions require an annual tuberculosis test and a tetanus. Not recommended for those with severe animal allergies.

NOTE: There is no contact with the animals, although volunteers may work within close proximity.

Interested in a becoming a Keeper Aide? Fill out the interest form here!

EDUCATION

Please note that all education volunteer positions require attendance at one of several information meetings. Applications will only be distributed at these meetings.

Long-term positions such as Zoo Crew and Wild Guides require applicants to participate in an interview and a four day training; short-term positions such as Camp Counselors and Special Event Volunteers require a brief one-day training.

Information meetings, training dates, and registration information will be posted under each position as they become available, so check this site frequently. Members of the Micke Grove Zoological Society will receive announcements about these dates by newsletter
.


Zoo Crew (teens 13-17)


Click here to read the position description. (pdf)

INFORMATION MEETING, TRAINING DATES, AND REGISTRATION DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON. 6/21/13


Wild Guides (adults 18+)

Click here to read the position description. (pdf)

INFORMATION MEETING, TRAINING DATES, AND REGISTRATION DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON. 6/21/13


Camp Counselors (teens 15-17)

Click here to read the position description. (pdf)

INFORMATION MEETING, TRAINING DATES, AND REGISTRATION DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON. 6/21/13


Special Event Volunteers (teens 14+ or youth 11-13 with an accompanying adult)

Click here to read the position description. (pdf)

The next information meeting for this position will be held Thursday, September 26 from 6:00-7:00pm at the Memorial Building located at 11793 N. Micke Grove Road in Lodi, CA. This is an open forum and no registration is required. Please read the position description for additional information.

 

 

 


Micke Grove Zoo Map