Make 2021 the year you give back by volunteering at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. If you have an interest in animals, conservation and the environment and can spare a few hours each fortnight, then why not become a guest experience volunteer at the zoo?
The zoo has over 90 volunteers who play an important role fulfilling a wide variety of tasks from guiding the morning walk experience and assisting guests with general enquiries and wayfinding as well as providing information regarding the zoo's animals.
You can find out more at Taronga Western Plains Zoo's guest experience volunteer information session on Sunday February 20, starting with an optional morning walk at 6.15am followed by the information session at 9.30am in the Zoo Friends building.
"The information session is a great opportunity to learn about guest experience volunteering at the zoo, what is involved and have your questions answered by current volunteers," zoo director Steve Hinks said.
"If you have been interested in volunteering in a guest experience capacity at the zoo, I would encourage you to come along and learn more about the program as a starting point," Mr Hinks said.
For more information about the session or to confirm your attendance, please RSVP to Joanne Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org. Taronga Western Plains Zoo also has zoo keeper volunteer roles and if you would like to be notified when applications open for these roles, please head to the Taronga website to complete an expression of interest.
"If you are interested in volunteering in a unique environment and contributing to wildlife and conservation then I would encourage you to register your interest to volunteer," he said.
Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and have the ability to gain a NSW working with children check. No previous experience is necessary as formal and informal training courses are provided.
Expressions of interest for all volunteer roles are open year-round. To register your interest, visit www.taronga.org.au/get-involved/volunteers/current-vacancies.