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xZOOberance Spring Break Volunteers

March 26-29, April 2-5, and April 9-12

Morning shift available from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Afternoon shift available from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

After another long Indiana winter, we could all use a little xZOOberance. Join us for a spring festival featuring 12 days of fun — no matter what you’re looking for. Need a place for the kids to blow off steam and overcome a little cabin fever? We’ve got huge outdoor musical instruments, animal matching games and creative crafts like a fun springtime pinwheel to mesmerize some little eyes. Seeking your next epic photo op? Head to the Bicentennial Pavilion for unforgettable décor, live music and dancing, along with spring-centric art and activities. And, of course, don’t miss encounters with animals—including chickens and goats. Just want to unwind with a beverage? Head to the Cheer Garden anytime, where we’ll have craft beer and wine for adults plus a special menu featuring Bavarian pretzels, kettle chips, picnic snacks and kid-friendly refreshments. With this much to see and do, there’s no question: It’s time to say sayonara to winter and ring in the season we’ve all been waiting for.

Volunteer Roles: 

Animal Enrichment: Animal Enrichment Assistants will help guests create enrichment for the Zoo’s animals by decorating paper kites. Please invite guests to participate in the activity, explain purpose of the activity to guests, assist guest with decorating and keep table and supplies tidy. This is an outdoor/seated position.

Craft Assistant: Craft Assistants will provide guests with a unique crafting experience that supports conservation and sustainability. Invite guests to participate in making a sustainable craft. Please help keep the table and supplies tidy.This is an outdoor/seated position.

Floater: Assist in several areas, including the Cheer Garden, Yoga Inspired by Animals, Pavilion Greeter and helping with breaks on Member Preview and Headliner days. Please remind guests of when entertainers are getting ready to start. Ensure that stations have event supplies.

Flower Arranging Assistant: Educate guests on different varieties of flowers. Volunteer should invite guests to participate in the activity, help keep supplies available and tidy and assist guests if asked. Help retrieve and return supplies needed for building a flower arrangement. Volunteers can also assist with a flower drawing activity.

Goat Exhibit Host: Invite guests to look at animals. Goat Exhibit Host will help monitor goat area to make sure guests do not touch goats and help answer questions about the goats. Goat talking points will be available. This is an outdoor/standing position.

Pollinator Activity Assistant: Facilitate an active game trying to toss items into corresponding containers. Volunteer should invite guests to participate in the activity, pulse the line to participate if there is one and help keep activity supplies contained.

Volunteers can sign up by emailing volunteer@indyzoo.com or calling (317) 630-2193 for more information.

About the Indianapolis Zoo: 

The mission of the Indianapolis Zoo is to empower people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conversation.

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