WCS's Queens Zoo Is Accepting Applications for Volunteers

Flushing, N.Y. – June X, 2011 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is looking animal lovers to join its team of dedicated volunteers. Program participants will have the opportunity to teach visitors of all ages 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 special events at the zoo including annual holiday events like Boo at the Zoo at Halloween and Presents to the Animals at Christmas. Most importantly, becoming a volunteer means experiencing wildlife while having a great time.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, August 31. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, available for a multi-week training program, and able to commit at least four hours every week. For more information or to download an application, visit www.queenszoo.com, or call 718-271-1500 for more information.

Barbara Russo - 718-265-3428; brusso@wcs.org
Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org

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.

Special Note to the Media: If you would like to guide your readers or viewers to a Web link where they can make donations in support of helping save wildlife and wild places, please direct them to wcs.org.


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