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ZooLight Safari Information

It’s that time of year again! The Birmingham Zoo is looking for volunteers to make ZooLight Safari  a fun and exciting event for kids and families.  This event is sponsored by Wells Fargo.  It takes about 30 volunteers per night to make ZooLight Safari a success! I would much appreciate your help in informing eligible students, teachers, friends, family members and others about these upcoming volunteer opportunities. For more information about volunteering for ZooLight Safari, click here!



December 6, 7, 8,9

December 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

*All shifts are from 4p-9p. We are not able to accommodate split shifts.



  • Must be at least 14 years of age
  • If you are 18 or over you must be affiliated with a group, organization, business or corporation in order to be considered for this opportunity
  • Volunteers must sign up in advance
  • All volunteers must bring a signed release form. (Teens) Those under 18 must have a parent’s or guardian’s signature on their form in order to volunteer.
  • Must attend an orientation session on your first volunteer shift
  • All volunteers must sign in and sign out when leaving the Zoo

Groups of 10 or more can call us to register


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (All positions are assigned the night of volunteering)

The positions below are just some of the many opportunities during Boo at the Zoo:

• Train crossing volunteers
• Winter festivities volunteers (Games & Activities on Henley Park)
• Letters to Santa
• Greeters

ZooLights is an outdoor event. The month of December can be cold; temperatures drop after the sun goes down. What is comfortable at the sign-in time may not be warm enough for later in the evening. Please think about layered clothing, hats, gloves, and scarves to keep you warm. Feel free to wear Santa hats, holiday sweaters, or anything festive.

 Please do not bring anything of value to the Zoo. The Zoo is not responsible for any lost items. The Zoo does not have a place to leave purses or other items. If you leave your items, you will have to be responsible for any losses. Please eat before you come to this event. You should have time for breaks but they may be at odd times due to scheduling.

 Please remember to dress according to the weather. If it is raining, please call the Zoo to inquire about the status of ZooLights at 205-879-0409.

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