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Event Lead


Event Lead volunteers provide direction to the volunteers scheduled to work for the Event. They work directly with the Event Staff to ensure all Volunteer roles and aspects of the event are covered

Shift Times

Varied, generally evenings and weekends

Time Commitment

A minimum of a twice monthly commitment is required. Minimum season-long commitment is 25 hours

Age Requirement

Must be 18+
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  • Meet at Volunteer Central and check volunteers in for their shift and provide them with information specific to their role including:
    • Start/end time
    • Job duties and any relevant equipment/supplies necessary
    • How they can engage guests and any relevant education/conservation messaging
    • What to do if they need assistance during their shift
    • Communication during the event
  • Provide radios to volunteers as necessary
  • Check in with each volunteer every 30-45 minutes to offer a bathroom or water break, ensure things are running smoothly and answer any questions they may have
  • Help with clean up at the end of the event – check in with Event Staff


General orientation, specific training to this position to gain familiarity and comfort


Build Zoo, volunteer, and leadership experience on your resume, participate in out of the ordinary encounters and experiences, network with the community; help create lasting memories for Zoo guests, volunteer nametag and t-shirt, and recognition events.

Reports To

Henry Vilas Zoo Volunteer Department