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Docent Volunteer Positions Available at Turtle Back Zoo


ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County’s Turtle Back Zoo is now recruiting for their 2014 Docent class. Docents are adult volunteer educators who give educational talks, act as tour guides and are stationed throughout the Zoo to provide information to visitors about the Zoo and its animals. Training is required for this highly selective volunteer position.

Volunteer Requirements
Docent volunteers must be over the age of 18 and will need to complete a six-week course taught by experienced Turtle Back Zoo staff. The training begins on Sunday, Feb. 16 and will be completed by the end of March. A non-refundable fee of $25 will coverstraining materials and handouts.

Contact Information
Randy Laxer
Volunteer Coordinator
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052
973-731-5800 x306
Facebook: Turtle Back Zoo

Turtle Back Zoo,  voted the best zoo in New Jersey, is AZA-accredited and features over 800 animals from around the world. Turtle Back Zoo is part of South Mountain Recreation Complex, located in West Orange, NJ. Opened in 1963, Turtle Back Zoo is committed to providing an enriching recreation experience that fosters excellence in wildlife education and wildlife conservation for present and future generations.

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