Folsom Zoo Sanctuary Docent Training Program
Consider joining the docent team! We are training new docents to help host school tours and assist with other ongoing activities. The class begins February 13 and continues through March 20. Classes are held Mondays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Class fee is $40 and includes training materials.
About the class: you will receive training from docents and staff to assist with educating the public in the form of zoo sanctuary tours. At the conclusion of the training, there will be qualifying exams.
You will also have the option to participate in outreach presentations, classes and events, and serve as a Helpful Answer Person.
Basic Docent Requirements
- 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.
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
- Web Development (WP)
- Marketing and Social Media
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
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
- 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