Keeper In Training
Description: The Keeper In Training (KIT) program at Coyote Point Museum is designed to expose youth to a possible career working with animals. KITs assist the Wildlife Staff in preparing public areas and then speak with visitors about the animals and animal related biofacts such as snake skins, porcupine quills, eggs, shells, and feathers. These youth will be directly supervised by the Animal Keepers and will not need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian while they volunteer.
Training provided by Wildlife Staff (small fee applies).
To apply: (Standard CPM Volunteer Application not required)
1. Complete the Keeper In Training questionnaire by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Write a one page essay explaining why you want to be a Keeper In Training.
3. Send the completed form and essay to Nikii Finch-Morales, Director of Wildlife, at: 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401.
4. Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis. The best qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews starting in November with an anticipated start date of January 2011 for the next set of KITs.
Must be 13 to 17 years old, have a genuine interest in wildlife and the environment, and be comfortable speaking with the public. KITs are required to volunteer for two 5 ½ hour shifts per month for a minimum of 6 months. Responsibilities and privileges will increase the longer the KIT volunteers and can include training to handle certain education animals.