Zoo-Mates meet every other Tuesday from 2:45p - 4:45p at the Zoo, the childrens' school, or the University of Cincinnati for organized programming. Opportunities at the Zoo could include visiting behind the scenes at the elephant house, a cat show, an animal handling demonstration, and more.
Mentors and children share experiences at a variety of other planned programs ranging from board games at the childrens' school to an afternoon at a museum! This is a great opportunity to build a meaningful relationship with a child, make an impact on someone's life, and enjoy one of Cincinnati's treasures: the Zoo!
If Zoo-Mates seems like the program for you, consider applying to be a mentor. Application information is updated on this website as soon as it becomes available, and "Liking" Zoo-Mates on Facebook will also keep you in the loop with the application cycle.
If you'd like to get started mentoring now, stop by the Center for Community Engagement (Map) and ask about mentoring opportunities.