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Boo At The Zoo Volunteers


Boo At The Zoo 2019

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It’s that time of year again! The Birmingham Zoo is looking for volunteers to make our annual Boo At The Zoo event, presented by Wells Fargo, a fun and exciting event for kids and families. It takes about 60 volunteers per night to make Boo At The Zoo a success! We would much appreciate your help in informing eligible students, teachers, friends, family members and others about these upcoming volunteer opportunities.

October 11-13
October 17-31

*Please Note: All shifts are from 4:00pm-9:00pm. 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:

  • Trick or Treat volunteers
  • Monster Mash
  • Train crossing volunteers
  • Spider Experience


Boo at the Zoo is an outdoor event. The month of October has unpredictable weather; 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. Volunteers may wear festive costumes but all attire must be family-friendly and no masks will be allowed for volunteers. If you have any questions please contact the volunteer department before the event.

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.

If it is raining, please call the Zoo to inquire about the status of Boo At The Zoo at 205-879-0409.

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