J.O.E.Y. Volunteers choose the events at which they’d like to serve by signing up for shifts in Volgistics. Shifts are typically in two-hour increments, but entire event shifts are also offered.  At the Zoo’s events, J.O.E.Y. Volunteers serve by:

  1. Helping guests find their way around the Zoo by giving directions or handing out maps
  2. Running craft and/or activity stations such as decorating tiger masks, making seed bombs, or painting like an elephant
  3. Adding to the festivity by dressing up to the theme of the event or assisting as costume handlers

Plus, being flexible and stepping in where someone needs a hand!

J.O.E.Y. Volunteers predominantly serve at the Zoo’s public events, including:

Zoo Paws, Endangered Species Day, Boy/Girl Scout Day, Wild World Weekend, Boo at the Zoo, Leaves of Gratitude, Cookies with Santa, World Tiger Day, Members Only Night, Play the Animal Way, International Vulture Awareness Day, and similar events.