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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 complete this simple online registration form and we will contact you again soon! If you have any questions, please 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 any of your preferred Wildlife Reserves Singapore Parks 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 Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park. 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.


Park Docent Station Day Time
Jurong Bird Park Bird Bonanza @ Bird Discovery Centre Weekend 1.00PM - 3.00PM
Night Safari Leopard Trail (outside Mangrove Walk) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 7.30PM - 9.30PM
River Safari Rivers of the World Weekends 10.00AM - 12.00PM
Singapore Zoo African Adventure @ Wild Africa Cheetah Hut Weekend 2.30PM - 4.30PM
Conservation Cove @ Rainforest Courtyard Weekend 9.30AM - 11.30AM
Fragile Forest @ Fragile Forest Biodome Entrance Weekend 11.00AM - 1.00PM
Primarily Primates @ Sumatran Orang Utan Hut Weekend 1.45PM - 3.45PM
Reptile Realm @ Reptile Garden, Star Tortoise exhibit 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month and Sundays 1.00PM - 3.00PM
Tame and Touchables @ Rainforest KidzWorld Petting Corner Weekend 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.

You will be required to undergo an 8-week training programme, which offers you an insight into the workings of all 4 Wildlife Reserves Singapore Parks. The training will also equip you with knowledge on animals, wildlife conservation as well as public presentation skills.


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