“Volunteering has improved my verbal skills and it has aided me in becoming a better educator. Animal welfare has always been an important topic in my life and volunteering here at the Science Center has opened my eyes and helped me see how important the welfare of our animals is.”
-Daniel A., Summer 2015 Animal Ambassador alumni
Applications for Summer 2017 are now closed. GSC staff are reviewing applications. Candidates will be emailed by Friday, April 7 at 5pm with information about the next steps in the process.
No. Our facility made changes to our requirements for animal handling last year. Volunteers who handle animals must now complete a course, online quiz, three mentor shifts and three solo shifts before handling animals. That is simply not possible in a ten week summer program. Our popular Docent Program remains available throughout the year for candidates ages 15+ who can make a longer commitment to volunteering. It is our hope that many of our 2017 Animal Ambassadors will transition into the Docent Program in the fall.
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