Location:         Akron Zoo
505 Euclid Avenue
Akron, OH 44307
Dates: Saturdays: October 15th, 22nd, and 29th
Sundays: October 16th, 23rd, 30th Event runs from 11:00am-7:00pm
Three shifts are available: 10:00am-1:15pm (October 29th 9:00am-1:15pm), 1:00-4:15pm, and 4:00-7:00pm You may sign up for more than one shift per day. Event occurs rain, snow or shine.
Boo at the Akron Zoo is a non-scary trick or treat experience for all ages that runs Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 (Presale)-7:00pm. All guests must purchase tickets, either an observer or treater, before entering the event and can be purchased presale or day of the event. Presale tickets gain entry at 10:30 a.m. and all treat stations close by 7:00pm. Treaters will have a candy passport allowing them to collect candy at each station. The entire zoo is open for guests to enjoy.
Volunteers staff each treat station and are paired with a zoo volunteer (EdZOOcator). This allows questions or concerns to be addressed quickly. We need approximately 24 volunteers for each of the three shifts to comfortably staff the event. Volunteers that are part of a large group will be split up in pairs. We are not able to keep groups together.
Boo at the Zoo is one of your Akron Zoo’s main events. As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on our revenue from the concessions, gift shop, admissions, carousel, etc. These monies allow us to provide our animals with the best possible care. In addition to our earned revenue, the Akron Zoo receives funding from a Summit County tax levy, private donations, and fundraisers, such as Boo at the Zoo. In order to keep costs low, we rely on assistance from volunteers, such as those from your organization.
I truly hope your organization will join us for this family friendly, non-scary event. To schedule your volunteer shift(s), please use our VolunteerSignUp.org link: volunteersignup.org/HKFJ9 Please contact me with any further questions. Shelley Orloski, Career Pathways Manager, boo@akronzoo.org, 330-375-2550 ex 7286. The Wednesday before your shift, you will receive detailed information regarding parking, check in location, etc.
Thank you for your support,
Shelley Orloski, CVA
Boo at the Zoo Volunteer Team L