Volunteer


Volunteer Opportunities at Safari’s
Ever look a tiger in the eye, prepare food for a kangaroo, or long to share your excitement about the animal kingdom with others? Are you concerned about conservation issues and the education of our youth? Do you want to have fun and feel like you've made a difference?
We can teach you!

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This could be you!  Yes you have to scoop poop, but the relationships you gain with these wonderful animals is the BEST THERAPY EVER!

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Make your dreams come true by becoming a  volunteer at Safari’s Sanctuary in Broken Arrow.

Do you need to perform community service?.... for school hours or court ordered hours, we can take care of you.

 
Volunteers
(Age 12 and older)
Find out how you can make a difference! CALL US! Learn the ways in which you can get involved and share your talents with the Zoo. We provide general information about the Zoo and specific information about volunteer jobs. .  918-357-5683

Our general volunteer hours are Mon-Fri 8am till 2pm, Sat & Sun 8am till 2pm. FREE on-the-job training is provided. All volunteers are required to have a current tetanus inoculation.

In what department would you like to volunteer?

• You can get down and really dirty helping the keepers care for our animals in the Animal Care Department. 
• Help to spread the word about Safari’s Sanctuary with the Marketing Department.
• Keep the Zoo landscape looking good with the Grounds Department.

Or a combination of the above!


  • New Volunteer Orientation, every Sunday at 11am (or by appt) --JUST SHOW UP!
  • Barnyard care; includes changing waters, preparing foods, interaction, grooming, cleaning food storage areas, organizational skills, trash duties….
  • Advance to Level 2 Basic Primates, Raccoons, Coatis, Skunks; preparing foods diet, interaction with skunks, raccoons, lemurs.
  • Want to get up close and learn about reptiles, birds, wolves? You can !
  • General work hours are 7 days a week, 8am till 2pm.

Come to orientation any Sunday at 11am.

We will go over handbook, basic rules, attire, where you start, minimal time requirements,show you around, briefing on your duties.

In volunteering, you will get dirty, wear shoes that can get muddy, clothes that are work clothes.

Minimize jewelry and fragrances.

We would love to show you around, and see if this volunteer work fits for you.

Any questions?  Call us

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Community Service (Age 12 and older)
Need to perform some COMMUNITY SERVICE hours?  We accept persons over the age of 12 years old.

Duties consist of cleaning barnyard/non-aggressive animal cages, and empty cages; Raking / bagging leaves and animal waste. Changing waters, scrubbing pans/buckets. Mowing, weedeating. Simple repair and building projects. Sweeping and mopping. Cleaning food prep areas. Picking up trash.

We DO NOT accept persons for Drug Related, or Child / Animal Abuse offenses.

• Initial sign-up must fill out paperwork. Bring I.D., court papers, a/o parent(s)-if minor.
• Must work a minimum of 4 hours per day for credit.
• Plan to get dirty.
• Wear appropriate clothes.
• Full toe shoes a requirement for your safety.
• Helpful to bring work gloves.
• Bring food/beverage if plan to work all day.
Let us know in advance if it is [court ordered] or [school advancement] community Service!

We also accept Community Service hours through VOLUNTEER TULSA.  Many colleges use this format to complete giving back, and to get hands on volunteer training!

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Internships (for college students)
If you’re a student or a recent graduate, volunteer internships are available. Internships are unpaid positions and housing is the responsibility of the intern. But the experience and knowledge you will acquire during the internship is priceless! If you’re willing to spend three days a week among the birds and beasts for minimum of 2 months, this may be the program you’ve been waiting for! The emphasis is on enrichment for the animals, but interns tell us their lives were enriched as well.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at Safari’s Sanctuary, contact

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Apprenticeships (for graduates)
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball. There are lots of people who find themselves wishing they had chosen a career working with animals, but think it's too late or they don't have the proper scientific background. Don't despair! Our newly-developed Apprenticeship program can help you make your dream come true! Designed for adults who are thinking of changing careers, but who don't have a degree in zoology or biology, and for high school graduates who plan to take time off before going to college or pursuing a career, this program will help to fill in the gaps in your knowledge of animal behavior and let you see if a career with animals is for you. Our staff will provide you with a background in basic animal biology and natural history, while teaching you what being a zookeeper is all about. Apprentices must be able to spend 3-5 days a week in training at the Zoo, for a minimum of 2 months.

We are not able to provide housing or pay to Zoo Apprentices.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at Safari’s Sanctuary, contact

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Job Shadowing (for students 12 and up)
You wanna know what it is really like to be a zookeeper? We allow job shadowing by appointment. Follow the trained staff for 1 morning from 8am to 12 noon, throughout their daily routine. Help with cleaning, feeding, care and interaction with many of the exotic and some endangered wildlife at Safari’s.

• Plan to get dirty.
• Wear appropriate clothes.
• Full toe shoes a requirement for your safety.
• Helpful to bring work gloves.
• Might bring beverage for break (pop machine avail. .75/can).

For more information about volunteer opportunities at Safari’s Sanctuary, contact

Safari’s Sanctuary 918-357-LOVE (5683) for the love of the animals!

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