"For every volunteer we have, there's more programs we can offer," said Patricia Searles, education curator at the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park.
"It gets them started on a career path," Searles
said of the docent program.
"A lot of people don't realize how competitive the zoo field is."
The zoo is holding several open houses where prospective volunteers can learn about the opportunities available to them.
A special open house will be held for volunteer gardeners on Saturday.
If you're unable to make the meeting time or need more information, contact Searles
at (607) 724-5461, ext. 231.