VOLUNTEER

The Friends Board of Directors

Do you want to help grow the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary?

The Board of Directors volunteer their time and are active in sponsoring Friends core programs and committees to support the needs of the animals for the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary. Volunteers to assist the Friends are always welcome!

We are always on the lookout for passionate individuals with skills in any of the following areas:

  • Fund Development
  • Accounting
  • Web Development (WP)
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Event

Should you have any questions about the Friends Board of Directors or would like to volunteer to assist us, please contact us via email at information@folsomzoofriends.org or call (916) 226-5445.

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More Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary can be a fun, educational, and rewarding experience. If you have a sincere interest in animal welfare, enjoy working with people, and are enthusiastic and dependable, our volunteer programs are for you! 

All potential volunteers must submit an application and attend an orientation and interview to be accepted into our volunteer program. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of six months of service. Work party and community service group volunteer opportunities are not available at this time. See City Website by clicking here for detailed  information.

Current opportunities are:

  • Volunteer Zookeeper Aide
  • Volunteer Commissary Aide
  • Volunteer Barn Attendant
  • Gift Shop Volunteer
  • Horticulture Volunteer
  • Grounds and Maintenance Volunteer

Docent Program

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Do you enjoy working with children?

Do you enjoy working with children and animals, want to make a difference, and have fun doing it? If you answered “Yes!”, then consider joining the Docent team. We are training new Docents to host school tours, assist with events, and help with other ongoing zoo activities. At the conclusion of the training, there will be qualifying exams.

Next class is scheduled for February of 2023.

Basic Docent Requirements

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    Age 21 and older
  • Have an active interest in animals and people
  • Complete docent training course
  • Pass background security check
  • Complete Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary Volunteer Application

Docent training occurs annually.  For more information, see the City's Website here.

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