Welcome! Please complete this application if you are interested in applying to join the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Adult Volunteer Program.


Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and agree to comply with the Zoo's appearance guidelines of no visible tattoos or piercings (except ears), no extreme hair color, and simple uniform requirements.


In addition to this application, please remember to download two recommendation forms from the web site. Each must be completed by a non-relative over the age of 18, and returned to: Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo-3411 Sherman Blvd.-Ft. Wayne, IN 46808 ATTN: Superintendent of Volunteers fax: 260-427-6820, e-mail: volunteer@kidszoo.org. NOTE: Your application will not be considered complete, nor processed, until both recommendation forms have been received.



Name and address

Please complete all information thoroughly.



Emergency Contact Information

In the event of an emergency, please notify:



Criminal History

A background check is conducted on all Zoo volunteer applicants. Please provide your date of birth as consent for nationwide consumer/criminal background reports to be requested.



Health

Do you have any medical, physical or behavioral concerns of which we should be aware? If yes, please explain fully so, should you be accepted, we can best accommodate your needs. Full disclosure will not impede your chance to participate in the adult volunteer program.



Education

Please check all that apply. Adult volunteers must at least be high school graduates or have equivalent certification.



Employment Information

Please indicate whether you are employed, unemployed or retired. Please list either your current or last employer. If unemployed, please explain below.




Demographic Information

Providing this information is optional. This information is used only for statistical analysis.



Recommendation

Please type the names of the two people providing your recommendations. He/she must be over 18 and NOT RELATED to you. Please print 2 copies of the recommendation form and have them completed and returned to: Fort Wayne Children's Zoo-3411 Sherman Boulevard-Fort Wayne, IN 46808 Attn: Superintendent of Volunteers, fax: 260-427-6820, e-mail: volunteer@kidszoo.org. NOTE: Your application will not be considered complete, nor processed, until both recommendation forms have been received.



Availability

Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer. Please also indicate if you are seeking limited or long term placement.



Skills and Interests

Please check all special skills in which you excel and would like to share.



Previous Volunteer Experience

Please list all other volunteer experience you've had - including where you volunteered, what duties you performed, and what year(s) you served.



Why volunteer at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo?

Please share your reasons for wanting to become a Zoo volunteer. What skills and attributes will you contribute?



Certification and Release

I certify that the statements made on this volunteer application form are true and correct and have been given voluntarily. I understand that this information may be disclosed to any party with legal and proper interest, and I release the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo from any liability whatsoever for supplying such information. I authorize the release of any criminal background information from law enforcement. I understand that I will not be paid for my services as a volunteer.