Getting down and really dirty caring for animals is hard work but very rewarding! Volunteers in this department assist animal care specialists in the daily care and maintenance of animals and exhibits. Duties include recording observations, diet preparation, exhibit cleaning, assisting with veterinary care, and recordkeeping. The Zoo's collection contains many dangerous animals so volunteers must be mature and responsible, and be able to communicate and work cooperatively in a team environment. In order to ensure the safety of volunteers and the Zoo's collection, this position requires a negative TB test prior to any contact with animals.