June 7-8-9, afternoons and evenings

Join the fun on Friday, June 9, for Zoobilation: Tropical Adventure presented by Indianapolis Power and Light Company. This black-tie fundraiser helps to provide food and care for the Zoo’s 1,400 animals and 31,000 plants. Volunteers age 21 and over are needed to help make this event a success. Individuals receive an event t-shirt, snacks, and/or a meal during their shift.

There are a variety of options for you to help out! The following assignments are currently available for June 9:
• Gate Attendant 1-5:30pm—Check in vendors and restaurants, provide event instructions, and monitor vehicle access.
• Water Station Host 8:30pm-midnight — remove water bottles from coolers, dry off and distribute to guests.
• Pathway Guides 5-10pm — answer questions, take pictures and keep pedestrian traffic flowing.
• Restaurant Hosts 5-9:30pm — assist with restocking of paper products for restaurants. Must be familiar with Zoo grounds.
• Restaurant Hotline Phone Dispatch 5-8:30pm or 8-11pm — answer phone calls and dispatch Restaurant Hosts with needed supplies to restaurants.
• Bar Runners 6pm-midnight — assist with restocking of products for bars. Must be familiar with Zoo grounds.
• Set Up Shifts prior to the event—Wednesday June 7 12:30-3:30pm, 2-6pm or 4-8pm –Move and/or set up tables/chairs/fencing materials. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
• Set Up Shifts prior to the event—Thursday, June 8 1-5pm or 4-8pm. Move and/or set up tables/chairs/fencing materials. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

All volunteers are asked to attend one Zoobilation volunteer orientation either Tuesday, May 23, or Thursday, June 1. Both orientation sessions begin at 6pm in the Hulman Riverhouse. Please note, volunteer shifts are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please contact Ashley Couch, Volunteer Services Assistant, at acouch@indyzoo.com to sign up or for more details. Volunteer sign ups are open until May 18.


About the Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo empowers people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation.