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Volunteer at Drag Me to the Zoo!

Friday, June 14, 5:30-9PM (Rain Date: Friday, June 28th, 5:30-9PM)

WHAT IS THIS?

This is our second annual drag show that celebrates the diversity of the animal and human kingdoms while raising money for Henry Vilas Zoo and our partner, Outreach LGBTQ+ Community Center.


CAN I VOLUNTEER?
  • You must be 21+ by the date of the event (Due to alcohol sales on site)
  • You must be comfortable engaging people from all backgrounds and communities in conversation

VOLUNTEERING FOR ALL

This event involves large crowds in a high-sensory environment, and may not be comfortable for those sensitive to light and sound. All volunteer roles are completely outdoors. Most volunteer roles are accessible by wheelchair.


WHAT DO I GET TO DO?
  • Crowd Champions – direct guests throughout the zoo. Answer questions and help guests find their seats for the drag show. Be a welcoming and supportive resource for all guests.
  • Event Leads – welcome volunteers and help them get to their locations. Assist front &/or bridge gates manage initial crowd flow.
  • Face Painters – Paint faces! Our designs are simple, and are based on colors of various LGBTQ community flags. Also, we have biodegradable glitter. Because you gotta have glitter.
  • Gate Greeters – Start the night off right welcoming our guests! Take tickets & answer guest questions. Staff will be there checking ID’s and assisting volunteers.
  • Photographers – Take photos of the drag show participants and/or spectators all throughout the night.

WHAT DOES HVZ PROVIDE?
  • Role-specific training texted updates in the weeks before, and on the day of, the event
  • Discounts at our Glacier Grille, Cup & Cone and Gift Shoppe in the week leading up to the event, as well as day of
  • Access to the biweekly Volunteer Update – filled with tons of news about our animals and upcoming volunteer opportunities
  • All volunteers who complete their shift will receive a complementary Brewfari ticket – our beer tasting event on Saturday, July 27, 2024.

CAN MY GROUP VOLUNTEER?

We love that you want to get a big group involved! Drag Me to the Zoo isn’t set up for large groups to volunteer. However, you are welcome to check out our group volunteer opportunities here and/or get on our email list here to be the first to know when new opportunities become available.


CAN I TAKE PART IN THE FESTIVITIES?

Volunteers and staff can certainly enjoy the event on their own if their shift finishes before the end of the event. All volunteers and staff are prohibited from drinking alcohol while on grounds.