<< Choose a Learning Journey

Be A Docent. Make A Positive Difference!
 
 

 

 
If you love animals and are keen to engage people, you may wish to join Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) as a Docent.
We are recruiting!

If you think you have what it takes to be a docent, please download the application form and send it back to us at veu@wrs.com.sg. Also check out our FAQ.

 

 

What Is A Docent?
The word ‘docent’ is derived from the Latin word ‘doceo’, meaning ‘I Teach’. As a docent, you work with the Zoo and Night Safari to promote interest in wildlife among visitors and to inspire them to care for nature.

What Does A Docent Do?
Docents are currently based at Discovery Stations located at Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari and Singapore Zoo. Interpretives, games, props and animal artifacts are some of the tools which you will use to educate and engage the visitors. Below are our current stations and opening times.

 

Jurong Bird Park
 

Bird Bonanza
Location:
Bird Discovery Centre
Date and Time: Sundays, 1.00PM – 3.00PM

Singapore Zoo

African Adventure
Location: Wild Africa Cheetah Hut
Date and Time: Saturdays & Sundays, 2.30PM – 4.30PM

Conservation Cove
Location: Rainforest Courtyard
Date and Time: Sundays, 9.30AM – 11.30AM

Fragile Forest
Location: Fragile Forest entrance
Date and Time: 1st & 2nd Saturdays of the month, Sundays, 11.00AM – 1.00PM

Primarily Primates
Location: Sumatran Orang Utan Hut
Date and Time: 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month, Sundays, 1.45PM – 3.45PM

Reptile Realm
Location: Star Tortoise exhibit, Reptile Garden
Date and Time: Saturdays & Sundays, 1.00PM - 3.00PM

Tame and Touchables
Location: Rainforest KidzWorld Petting Corner
Date and Time: 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month, Sundays, 10.00AM – 12.00PM

Night Safari

Location: Leopard Trail (outside Mangrove Walk)
Date and Time: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 7.30PM – 9.30PM

River Safari

Location: Rivers of the World
Date and Time: Saturdays, 10.00AM - 12.00PM

 

 

What Are The Requirements?
You should be at least 21 years old and have a passion for nature, in particular wildlife. If you are enthusiastic about sharing your knowledge with others and believe that you can make a positive difference in wildlife conservation, we would certainly love to meet you. Applicants below 21 years of age will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Training
You are required to go through a 8-week training programme, which offers you an insight into the workings of the Zoo, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park. The training will also equip you with knowledge on animals, wildlife conservation as well as public presentation skills.

 

Training Dates
Interview dates: 20 or 21 September 2014
Common Phase training (2 days 9am - 5pm, 1 day 2pm - 9pm): 11, 18 & 25 October 2014
Station based training: Weekends of November 2014 - January 2015

Commitment
After training, you will need to commit to volunteering every month for a minimum period of 1 year.

To find out more about the docent programme, please check out our FAQ. If you have any queries, please email to us at  veu@wrs.com.sg.

Closing date for applications is 15th September 2014.

Experience and see what volunteering is like for yourself!

Learn what it takes to be a WRS Volunteer with an enriching sharing session by WRS staff and current volunteers! What’s more, be treated to a special guided tour where you will be able to get to know more about our furry residents.

Date: 21 September 2014, Sunday
Time: 10am - 1:30pm
Venue: Singapore Zoo
Registration: Secure your slots early by emailing veu@wrs.com.sg with your (1) name, (2) contact number, (3) email address and (4) birth date.

*Event is free of charge to FOZ members. Non-FOZ members are advised to arrive earlier to allow sufficient time for ticket purchase. All participants are required to be at least 15 years of age.