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Goat Yard Assistant

Overview

Provide a warm, friendly greeting for goat yard guests. Provide information about our goats and use the resources to engage guests to learn more about our goats

Shift Times

10am – 1pm, 1pm – 4pm

Time Commitment

A minimum of a twice monthly commitment is required. Minimum season-long commitment is 25 hours. Goat Yard open Spring - Fall.

Age Requirement

Must be at least 14 (with parental permission if under 18). 10+ when working with an adult
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Responsibilities

  • Happily greet and welcome Zoo guests
  • Communicate with Zoo staff if safety concerns arise
  • Offer to have guests help brush the goats and show them the various items related to these animals to help them gain information about them
  • Answer Zoo guests’ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) about the goats
  • Raise awareness of how goat feeding support Zoo operations and other ways that guests that provide needed support the Zoo, including Friends of the Zoo membership

Qualifications

  • Ability to be open and engaging with guests
  • Ability (or ability to learn) to present approved animal, habitat, and conservation information
  • Ability to volunteer in all weather conditions
  • Able to convey clear directions and information to visitors

Training

General orientation, Goat Yard training, and mentored shift

Benefits

Volunteer outside at the Zoo, meet new friends, help create lasting memories for Zoo guests, volunteer t-shirt, volunteer nametag, recognition event(s)

Reports To

Henry Vilas Zoo Volunteer Department