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HVZ Volunteer Application

Thank you so much for joining the team! Please find our application below. You can contact Volunteer Coordinator, Lauren Salzmann, with any questions at volunteer@henryvilaszoo.gov/#608-283-1612.

HVZ Volunteer Application

First, tell us about you!

This helps us get to know you a bit before you start and prepare to welcome you on your first day. Getting an idea of our volunteers' backgrounds also helps us connect better with you and our guests.
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Second, your contact info...

We occasionally send invitations and certificates through the mail. We use email to send our weekly volunteer updates and other important HVZ news. We call in the event we need to communicate last-minute changes or reach you quickly in the event of an emergency.

Third, what you want to do and when...

Here you can choose your first ongoing role and set up a schedule. This is just to get you started. You'll have the opportunity to choose and try other roles once you've gotten going.
Once I've gotten started, I'd also be interested in checking out...
I plan on volunteering...
Choose the minimum for your seasonal schedule if you're starting with Gate Greeting. Full shifts have been removed from the drop down list.
Choose the minimum for your seasonal schedule if you're starting with Train/Carousel. Full shifts have been removed rom the drop down list.
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Finally, the VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT

This agreement is made by and between Dane County and the undersigned individual, hereinafter the "Volunteer." The Volunteer will participate in Dane County's Henry Vilas Zoo Volunteer Program. The Volunteer agrees to conduct volunteer work according to the terms of this program, which are available from Henry Vilas Zoo. The Volunteer understands that they are not an employee of Dane County, and is not entitled to compensation from Dane County. The Volunteer understands that Dane County will not be paying wages, stipend, or Workman's Compensation benefits. Activities will occasionally require physical activity in an outdoor setting, including walking or standing. Activities will also require interaction with Zoo guests including communication about facilities, directions and other information. The Volunteer gives permission to Henry Vilas Zoo to use images of them while on grounds in a promotional capacity for the Zoo and its programs. I understand that a criminal background check is part of the onboarding process for all adult volunteers.
Volunteer Consent
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