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Volunteer request: The Maryland Zoo at Baltimore open house sessions

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Did you know? In 2013, over 870 volunteers gave 37,437 hours of support in a wide variety of important activities at The Maryland Zoo at Baltimore.

The Zoo is presently seeks volunteer positions for people with all types of interests and schedules, and they are eager to add roughly 100 new volunteers this year.

What: You’re invited to join the The Maryland Zoo at Baltimore for a Volunteer Open House. As listed in press specs, “Current volunteers and staff will be on hand to discuss spring openings, including Education Volunteers (on grounds or with the Zoomobile), Animal Contact Aides, Wild Weed Warriors, Zoo Guides, Administrative Aides, and an all-new Bus Crew to support school visitors. They will have representatives on hand to discuss college internships, and their Junior Zoo Crew, a unique service-learning program for teens ages 14-17.”

Did you know? This year volunteers will play an important role in launch of the Zoo’s newest exhibit for African penguins opening in fall of 2014.

Who: Open to general public for free whereas, volunteers are needed to leading crafts and games at special events by engaging visitors in educational, fun interactions on Zoo grounds and in the community; to help their Horticulture Department to maintain plantings around the Zoo; supervising animal interactions at the KidZone such as camel rides and the goat yard; supporting office personnel with administrative projects.

When: Sunday January 26, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You should know there will be information sessions starting at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. where attendees will learn about the essential role volunteers’ play in conservation education, grounds keeping and visitor support.

Where: The Maryland Zoo at Baltimore in the Mansion House, 1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217

FYI: For questions about volunteering or this event, please contact their volunteer office at 443.552.5266 or email

Be sure to check out the attached video of two new lion cubs added to The Maryland Zoo just last October 2013. Such a cool video!

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