Friends of the National Zoo's department of education and volunteer services is currently recruiting volunteer tour guides for the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.
Tour guides welcome guests to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, share stories and in-depth exchanges during tours to showcase the innovate research being done to save species, and support special events on evenings and some weekends. Volunteers will be trained to provide guided tours and taught interpretative techniques, including interacting with guests, giving talks and educating guests about a myriad of conservation issues. Because of the breadth of their knowledge, tour guides may also be asked to lead special VIP tours.
Tours are offered Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Volunteers must be able to commit to at least one day per week and attend bi-monthly meetings for a minimum of one year.