Do you like science, animals, and people? If so, consider applying for our Zoo Docent program. Our zoo features tigers, Javan gibbons, wallabies, our friendly farm animals, small birds and mammals, and much more! Zoo Docents help us greet, interact with, and educate our visitors in the zoo. Being a docent requires good people skills, a love of animals, and the ability to retain information. You'll interact with our visitors during every shift and contribute to their positive experiences here at the Science Center. You’ll share important conservation messages with our guests, an essential part of how we meet our mission to inspire scientific curiosity and encourage personal discovery about life and the natural world.
"There is always someone that will make you smile, a child or an adult that says something funny about the animals. The animals themselves can be funny and always are amazing to watch. I also love when I can share something about the animals at the Science Center that someone didn’t know. Sometimes I’ll have an adult or teacher in a group come back to tell me that one of the children shared information they heard from me. That is what we hope for, that information will be passed along. That I can be a small part of that experience for someone definitely makes volunteering fun and rewarding."-Christine S., Zoo Docent since October 2013
Scavenger Hunt Deadline
Class: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Post Class Assessment Deadline
Mentor Shift Deadline
Solo Shift Deadline
A docent is a volunteer educator. Docents are a visible part of the Greensboro Science Center team and interact directly with our visitors every day. Zoo docents have two main responsibilities: rotating through a mix of exhibit and contact areas and talking about important conservation messages related to our animals at each exhibit in the zoo.
Questions or comments? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-288-3769 x1330.