Have you volunteered at a zoo?
December 28, 2012 3:51 PM Subscribe
Have you ever volunteered at a zoo? What did you do?
posted by xyzzy to grab bag (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've got treatment resistant bipolar disorder and a half dozen other serious mental illnesses and I cannot work. I find solace in animals, and in the new year I'd like to do something that gets me out of the house. (I've basically been a shut-in for the last three years.) I considered volunteering at a pet shelter, but I have always had an overwhelming desire to work at a zoo. It is highly unlikely that I will ever be able to finish a college degree that would allow me to get a real job at a zoo, so I was wondering if volunteering could be the next best thing.
So have you volunteered at a zoo or do you know someone who has? What sorts of things did the volunteers actually do? (I've read all the literature from my local zoo; I'm interested in hearing about actual experiences.)