What do painting volunteers do?
Painting volunteers help our groundskeeper prep and paint the many, many yards of green railings throughout the Zoo. They help give grounds a much-needed touch-up!
Painting is available to any group of at least 8 volunteers. At this time we are not accepting minors.
What can my group and I expect on our volunteer day(s)?
A HVZ staff member will meet your group at the main entrance to the zoo (the one facing Drake & Randall) at the start of your shift. Expect to walk down to Volunteer Central where we’ll check everyone in for the day, talk to you a bit about HVZ and your gardening project. From there, our groundskeeper will take you to get tools and show you the area you’ll be working in. You’ll have support from our groundskeeper and other volunteer coordination staff throughout your volunteer shift.
What does HVZ provide?
- Painting & prep tools
- Any training and support from staff
- Secure storage space for any belongings
- Refrigerators and a microwave for any food/beverages
- A volunteer lounge for cooling down and relaxing when needed
What will our group need to bring?
- Junky clothing and/or any comfort items (i.e. knee pads, folding chairs, etc.)
- Sun screen, bug spray, fans
- (optional) Food, snacks, beverages and any eating utensils
What if the weather is bad?
We need to have a day with no precipitation and temperatures above 50 degrees in order to paint. In the event of bad weather, we will call to cancel as soon as possible. We will do our best to reschedule if your group desires.
I have minors in my group.
At the moment, we do not currently accept painting volunteers under the age of 18.
Our group would like an animal encounter after volunteering.
Wonderful! While we don’t currently include animal encounters as part of our group gardening opportunities, you are more than welcome to schedule a separate Critter Connection through our Education Department here.
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