Train Conductor Volunteer Application

Position Title: Train Conductor Volunteer

Supervisors: Volunteer Manager, Director of Guest Services

Principal Working Relationships: Volunteer Manager, Guest Services Staff

Time of Appointment: Minimum of one year active participation.

Time Commitment: Volunteers must commit to the same 6 hour shift per week

Volunteer Program Goal: The goal of the train conductor volunteer program is to assist zoo staff with taking zoo visitors around the zoo on the train.

Essential Functions:

  • Safely operate the zoo’s small electric train on zoo grounds.
  • Positively interact with zoo visitors.

Service Conditions: Work will be conducted outdoors in all types of weather. Volunteering may occur on weekdays and weekends based upon scheduling needs. Because volunteers work around children and vulnerable adults, a criminal record check and reference checks are required prior to assignment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed: Ability to maintain a courteous attitude towards the public, staff and peers at all times, to communicate in a professional manner, to maintain current and accurate records of volunteered hours, to follow direction and work as an individual or with a team. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual Demands: Must be 18 years of age or older, willingness to comply with volunteer uniform policy, clear speaking skills, ability to remember facts, ability to work independently, ability to operate pedals, ability to lift up to 50 lbs, be outside and on feet for long periods of time.

Equipment used: Small electricity-charged train.

Evaluation: There will be a formal annual evaluation with the Volunteer Manager. Informal check-ins will take place on a regular basis. An evaluation may occur if needed to resolve conflicts, concerns, or other issues.

Train Volunteer Application

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