Volunteers assist the staff in most aspects of the daily care and upkeep of the Randall Museum’s live animal exhibit. In the course of any given shift, a volunteer might feed some sea stars, exercise the rabbits, sweep out the aviary, or answer a visitor’s questions. Volunteers typically begin with basic tasks like cleaning and food preparation, and, as their skills and experience increase, move on to more demanding activities such as assisting with animal health checks or handling raptors.
In order to volunteer in the Randall Museum Animal Exhibit, all volunteers must first complete the Animal Care Class, offered once each year beginning in October. All participants must be at least 13 years old on the first day of the class. This class is very popular so be sure to register soon after the class is announced in the Randall Museum Fall Activity Schedule.
Registration for the Tean Animal Care Class is done through www.sfreconline.org. Prior to registering for any Randall Museum class you must have a Family account set up with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. Go to the Classes section of this website or www.sfreconline.org to see how to set up a Family account and register for classes.
If you are an adult and would like to become a Volunteer Animal Docent, please click here.
For more information about the animals, please see the Animal