BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — While the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park won’t be open until the first week of April, staff say it’s never too early to start making sure everything will be ready in time.
The zoo held one of its semi-annual volunteer open houses Saturday so the public could come in and learn how to be involved with the zoo.
The volunteer coordinator of the Binghamton Zoo said while you don’t need any prior experience with animals to be a volunteer, the zoo is looking for a specific type of person.
“We look for people that have a big love of animals and have interest to help their local community. The zoo is a non-profit so any extra help we can get is very much appreciated,” said Catherine Dietz.
Dietz said without the help of the many volunteers, the zoo would not be able to exist.
“Well they can do anything from working with some of our education animals from our Animal Ambassador collection to helping out with some of our special events throughout the year. We really rely heavily on our volunteers, in fact the garden volunteers do 100% of all the gardens at the zoo,” Dietz said.
If you would like to volunteer at the zoo, or would like more information, visit its website here.