Make Great Memories


You can make a difference in our community and the world!

Join a team of trained volunteers and docents as they help maintain a happy environment for animals from around the world.

Call 541.679.6761 or email for more information


Before beginning work activities, a trainee must complete the required:

1. Application Form

2. Personal Information Form

3. Security Check Form

4. Current Negative TB Test*

Must be 18 years or older

Provide a copy of current Driver’s License or State approved photo ID


Trainee will be required to have experience (shadowing  a vested Docent) in each department as well as in towers and lodge. The training period is a minimum of 90 days before being eligible for vesting.

Upon completion of all requirments, the trainee meets with the Board to discuss basic skills.

Upon satisfacory completion of training, the trainee receives their “Vest” and becomes an active Docent.

After completing the appropriate training, we could utilized your gifts and talents in some of the following ways:

  • Tour Guide
  • Tour Driver
  • Preparation of animal diets
  • Working with animals in the education department
  • Helping with special events
  • Animal Watch
  • Ambassadors for the park
  • Community Outreach
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