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Volunteer Application


Your Name (required)

Address (required)

Phone (required)

Email (required)

Preferred method of contact:
 Email Phone

Have you ever been convicted of a felony in the last 7 years? (required)
 Yes No

If yes, please explain:

Languages other than English? (please indicate if you can speak, read or write and the fluency level):

Have you ever been an employee or volunteer at the Houston Zoo?:
 Yes No

If yes, when and supervisors name if known

Are you currently a Houston Zoo member?
 Yes No


Experience

Current Employer

Current Profession/Job Title:

Highest level of education completed:

Degree Earned

Other certifications or training:

Have you ever volunteered before?:
 Yes No

If yes, which organization(s)?

Volunteer duty(ies) and dates of service:

Why do you want to volunteer at the Houston Zoo?:

What type of work are you willing to do at the Houston Zoo?:

Which volunteer position currently open interests you?
 Keeper Aide Docent Education Program Assistant Guest Services

While volunteering is a great experience, please be aware that volunteering is not a guarantee of future employment. Are you someday interested in a full time position at the Houston Zoo?
 Yes No


Skills- There are a number of ways to get involved as a Houston Zoo volunteer. To learn more about you and talents you may have, please respond to each of the following.

Of the following groups, select all you enjoy working with:
 Pre-school Elementary Teenage Young Adult/College Adults Seniors Peers

Administrative abilities
 Skill I have Skill I want to learn Not interested

Ability to assist with Special Events
 skill I have skill I want to learn Not interested

Web design and content creation
 skill I have skill I want to learn Not interested

Ability to assist with Education programs
 skill I have skill I want to learn Not interested

Ability to assist keepers
 skill I have skill I want to learn Not interested

clean, rake, mow, hose and prepare diets
 skill I have skill I want to learn Not interested

Ability to observe and record animal behavior
 skill I have skill I want to learn Not interested

Ability to interact with Guests
 skill I have skill I want to learn Not interested

Carpentry
 skill I have skill I want to learn Not interested

Ability to assist with minor construction projects - including building animal enrichment items
 skill I have skill I want to learn Not interested

Ability to assist in weeding, planting etc
 skill I have skill I want to learn Not interested

Ability to assist with off site programming and promotions
 skill I have skill I want to learn Not interested

Naturalist/Ability to identify natural artifacts
 skill I have skill I want to learn Not interested

Theatrical Presentations
 skill I have skill I want to learn Not interested

Special talents or skills not listed above that you wish to share with the Houston Zoo:


Scheduling- There are many types of volunteer opportunities available at the Houston Zoo. Jobs are available to meet a variety of schedules, but some positions require regular scheduling and are only available at certain times. To help us assist you

How frequently are you interested in volunteering at the Zoo? (check one)
 2-3 days a week 1 day a week Twice a month Once a month Other

If Other, please describe:

What time of the day are you typically available to volunteer?
 AM PM All Day

What days of the week are you generally available to volunteer?


Personal References

Applicants who are selected for an interview will need to bring 3 letters of reference with them to their interview. Letters of reference may be of a personal or professional nature, but must not be written by family members or other relatives. In addition to these letters of reference, please list 3 personal or business references whom we may contact in the spaces provided below. (These may be the same reference sources as your letters.)

Reference 1: Name, Phone Number, E-Mail, and Relation to You:*

Reference 2: Name, Phone Number, E-Mail, and Relation to You:*

Reference 3: Name, Phone Number, E-Mail, and Relation to You:*


Waiver

The Houston Zoo, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Houston Zoo, Inc. not to discriminate against any applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, age, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran or any other protected trait.

By typing my name in the box below, I agree I am applying for a volunteer position at the Houston Zoo. I understand I must be invited to interview, provide 3 letters of reference, and then if invited to volunteer pay a $50 processing, pass a criminal background check, attend a 4 hour volunteer orientation, and sign a release of liability. If selected to volunteer, I agree to volunteer at least 60 hours per year in accordance with Houston Zoo guidelines. (required)

The Houston Zoo

Street Address:
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

Mailing Address:
1513 Cambridge
Houston, TX 77030

Call Us:
713-533-6500


Membership
713-533-6535
membership@houstonzoo.org


Volunteers
713-533-6513
volunteer@houstonzoo.org


Development
713-533-6819
development@houstonzoo.org


Special Events
713-533-6833
events@houstonzoo.org

Birthday Parties
birthday.parties@houstonzoo.org