Do you love animals and working with people? Volunteers are an important part of the zoo, whether it’s preparing diets for the animals, helping to clean animal habitats, giving guided zoo tours, or many other activities. Sugarplum Zoo has two main types of volunteers – animal keeper and petting zoo volunteers. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or 16 with parents permission.
Stall Cleaners: This is a great job for anyone who loves to muck up horse manure. Anyone who is strong and eager to help keep our animals’ stalls clean would be ideal for this position. Volunteers must be able to handle a wheel barrel and mucking rake.
Petting Zoo Guides: This volunteer position is for someone who loves farm animals and wants to share the animals’ stories, as well as whole-heartily believes and understands the mission of the zoo and the animals contribution to that mission. This opportunity entails a few hours on a specified day and time for the petting zoo to be open to the public and sharing their stories and how they contribute to the mission of the zoo.. The ideal ages for this position are upper high-school aged individuals and up. This is a great opportunity for adults and seniors too. Individuals need to be self-sufficient, motivated, and able to be unsupervised.
Volunteer opportunities are geared for those that wish to make a commitment and are interested and passionate about Sugarplum Zoo and its mission.