The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo Accepting Applications for Volunteers

Training begins Thursday, January 9

Flushing, N.Y. – Dec. 4, 2013 –
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is accepting applications for its volunteer program.

Program participants will help teach visitors about wildlife. They will give guided tours, assist with special programs and events, provide narration at animal exhibits, and lead arts and crafts activities.

Queens Zoo volunteers will also have the opportunity to participate in guest programming including annual holiday events.

Training is on six consecutive Thursdays from1 to 4 p.m. beginning Thursday, Jan. 9. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, available for a multi-week training program, and able to commit at least four hours each week.

For more information or to apply, visit, or call 718-271-1500.

Barbara Russo – 718-265-3428;
Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182;

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo – Open every day of the year. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am – 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April. The Queens Zoo is located at 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadow’s Corona Park in Queens. For further information, call 718-271-1500 or visit

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

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