WCS's Queens Zoo Accepting Applications for Volunteers

Volunteer duties include assisting with education programs and giving tours

Training classes begin Saturday, January 5

Flushing, N.Y. – Dec. 7, 2012 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo seeks volunteers. Program participants will have the opportunity to teach visitors about animals through guided tours, assisting with special programs and events, speaking at narrated feedings, and leading arts and crafts activities.

Queens Zoo volunteers have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of events at the zoo, including annual holiday programs.

Training classes are scheduled for Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, available for a multi-week training program, and commit at least four hours every week. For more information or to apply, visit www.queenszoo.com, or call 718-271-1500.

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 www.queenszoo.com.

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.

CONTACT:

Barbara Russo – 718-265-3428; brusso@wcs.org

Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org

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