WEST ORANGE, NJ - Essex County’s Turtle Back Zoo is now recruiting for the 2014 Docent class. Docents, who are volunteer educators, give educational talks, act as tour guides, and are stationed throughout the Zoo to provide information to visitors about the Zoo and its animal collection. This is a highly selective volunteer position and training is required.

New Docents must be at least 18 years old and complete a 6-week course instructed by experienced TBZ staff. Training will begin on Sunday, February 16 and continue through the end of March. There is a non-refundable fee of $25 which covers training materials and handouts.

If interested, please contact the Zoo’s Volunteer Coordinator at tbzdocents@yahoo.com or call (973) 731-5800 x 306 for more information.