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OSEEC Zoo Crew Volunteer Coordinator
The Ocean State Environmental Education Collaborative (OSEEC) is a strategic effort by Rhode Island's leading environmental organizations to improve science proficiency and environmental literacy among students in the state's urban core cities. AmeriCorps members with science and education degrees will teach environmental-based science in school, after school, and in the field. Members introduce children to the natural environment and help cultivate environmentally- literate, active citizens. Zoo Crew Program: In 2005, OSEEC AmeriCorps members developed the Zoo Crew Program, a year-round teen volunteer program at Roger Williams Park Zoo. One OSEEC member will serve as the coordinator for the Zoo Crew program. This member recruits, trains, and manages the teens (grades 8-12) who volunteer as Zoo Crew Teachers and Zoo Crew Junior Keepers. During the summer months, Zoo Crew Teachers work in teams and volunteer on a daily basis on Zoo grounds educating families using interactive educational carts that teach visitors about topics, such as animal enrichment, veterinary care, climate change, conservation, and local wetlands.
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Member Duties : OSEEC AmeriCorps Member – Zoo Crew Responsibilities and Tasks: • Recruit, train, supervise, and manage approximately 60 teen volunteers • Develop training materials, curriculum, and techniques for teens on how to present their educational carts • Encourage, develop, and organize team building activities among teen volunteers • Encourage, design, and organize professional development opportunities for teen volunteers • Complete training in education animal handling • Participate in reaching monthly enrichment goals for education animals • Participate in environmental educational programming in local schools and afterschool programs • Be a camp counselor during Winter and Spring ZooCamp • Act as a chaperone at Zoo Crew field trips, including one overnight camping trip • Assist with the compilation of the quarterly staff and volunteer newsletter • Assist Manager of Volunteer Resources with operational needs and duties as assigned
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  Environment ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Conflict Resolution . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

OSEEC Zoo Crew Volunteer Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
09/09/2013  -   08/23/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations RHODE ISLAND  


Accepting Applications
From  04/15/2013  To  06/30/2013 

Contact Isaac Lavoie
100 Save The Bay Dr
Providence   RI   02905

Listing ID 49742