Boo at the Zoo


Event Description:

Boo at the Zoo is a family-friendly Halloween themed experience during the fall season, beginning October 14 and running through Halloween. Nine volunteers are needed each evening to assist as Pathway Guides throughout grounds, snap picture perfect moments for families as photo takers, and monitor the maze. All volunteer roles are active and require walking and standing. 


Event Dates: October 14 - 31 

Event Time: 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. 

Shift Times: 4:45-8:30 p.m. Volunteers will report to The Living World Volunteer Room at the beginning of their shift time for Volunteer Dispatch. Snacks and beverages will be provided. 


Please read the event details and volunteer requirements below carefully, before signing up to participate.  


The safety of our staff and guests is our highest priority. Volunteers are required to submit a Health Screening Form to the Saint Louis Zoo Safety and Risk Management Department at least 2-3 days prior to this event. An electronic Health Screening Form will be provided in your volunteer registration confirmation email. 


By signing up for this event, volunteers are agreeing to the Saint Louis Zoo's mask policy.


A reminder to year round volunteers only: Please also complete the Safe Return Training before signing up for a volunteer shift. Read the training PDF, and email Rachel ( your training quiz answers. The quiz is found on the last slide of the PDF. If you have already completed your Safe Return Training, you do not need to resubmit.  


Additional Details: 

  • Uniform: White shirt with Khaki (or neutral color) bottoms. No jeans, please. Comfortable shoes are encouraged. Dress for the weather! If you do not have a Zoo-issued volunteer name tag, event name tags will be provided during check-in. 
  • This is a rain or shine event. Hand warmers and ponchos will be available if needed. 
  • Volunteers are expected to stay through the end of the assigned shift time; in the event that an assignment ends before the end of the shift time, volunteers will be reassigned as needed through the end of the shift time.
  • Volunteers will be given breaks if needed, but will be standing the majority of their shift. 
  • Beverages and snacks will be provided.  
  • For the Event Fact Sheet, click HERE

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Wed, Oct 27, 2021 - 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM   
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Thu, Oct 28, 2021 - 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM   
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Fri, Oct 29, 2021 - 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM   
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Sat, Oct 30, 2021 - 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM   
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Sun, Oct 31, 2021 - 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM   
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Meeting Location: Saint Louis Zoo

One Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110

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Event Organizer: Rachel Drochter
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