Volunteer/Docent Program

zoobabyday2011022Volunteer with EARTH Ltd and Southwick’s Zoo!

Are you an animal lover looking for a way to contribute to EARTH Ltd and Southwick’s Zoo? Our docent program is for dedicated individuals who want to volunteer their time to help educate zoo visitors and help them create fond zoo memories!

What do our docents do?

Our docents work in many different locations throughout the zoo educating guests and answering questions. Docents act as the “answer people” within the zoo. Docents are asked many questions ranging from “Why do giraffes have purple tongues” to “What are the tigers’ names?” to “Where is the nearest restroom?” In addition to educating and assisting visitors, docents also have the opportunity to assist with certain events. Volunteering with EARTH and Southwick’s Zoo is a rewarding experience. Docents learn much about the zoo and its inhabitants, and they are part of an amazing group of individuals!

Docent Benefits

  • A free Family Value Pass to bring friends and family to the zoo after completing a certain number of hours
  • Discounts on food and merchandise purchased at the zoo
  • You’ll become a part of a great group of people!

Application Process

Please apply online using the link below, OR print the application and mail it to us.

Those accepted to the volunteer/docent program must take a 10 week class to learn information about the zoo and its inhabitants. Docent classes take place each Saturday, 9:00am-1:30pm, February through April. Each new volunteer will be mentored by a senior docent and is asked to give 8 hours each month to the Zoo (from April – October).


2018 Volunteer/Docent Program

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018 docent program. Thank you to all that applied!

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