Doceo: (Latin) to teach
Who Should Apply??
If you are enthusiastic about conservation and volunteerism, consider joining us as a SZG Docent.
Commitment is the key word to use in describing the SZG volunteer Docent. All Docents must read up on animals and conservation, develop interactive skills in engaging with school children and adults, and be able to commit to at least 1 year of volunteer service after completion of training.
Applicants are expected to meet the following criteria:
* Interest in animals
* Communicate well with people
* Work closely with others as members of a team
* Commit at least 1 year of service after training
* Willing and able to commit time to reading and research
Should you decide to apply for the SZG Docent program, we invite you to complete the application form and email it to the Recruitment team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Application Form Word
* Indemnity Form Word
* Read the SZG Docent Constitution
* Read the SZG Docent Bylaws
Recruitment Talk at Library Acceptance to this program is highly competitive. If you are considered a final applicant, an interview with the Docents will be scheduled.
In advance of your interview, we ask that you attend a recruitment talk by current Docents and staff. Attendance at the session is not mandatory to apply to the program but is recommended as it will give you an opportunity to speak with Docents and ask questions.
Selected applicants will have to attend a mandatory 12-week intensive training program, held every Sunday between 9am to 5pm. Consisting of both classroom and outdoor sessions, the training will be in the form of tours, games and talks - all kindly brought to you by volunteer Docents and SZG staff.
A set of basic notes will be provided. Trainees are expected to read widely and do a lot of self-study during the week in order to get the most out of the Sunday trainings. There will also be hands-on experience in working with a zookeeper and being attached to the docent stations. In order to graduate as a Docent, the following requirements have to be fulfilled:
* 100% attendance for all training sessions is essential
* Pass a practical assessment
* Pass a written paper
* Participate in a keeper attachment programme
* Participate in a group project presentation, including a group write-up
Docents are required to pledge their services for a minimum period of one year.
Docents at the Singapore Zoo perform their duties once a month either on Saturday or Sunday. Docents at the Night Safari do their duties twice a month, any day from Friday to Sunday.
Please direct all recruitment enquiries to the Docent Recruitment Team at email@example.com.
Further informations in german can be found here!