Snake House Volunteer

Published

11/07/2018

Times of day

Weekends

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas
TX
75210
United States

Description

One of our newest attractions, Snakes of Texas, has become a must see for everyone!


Displayed are several species of venomous and non-venomous native snakes in a safe environment.

Discover how snakes help gardeners by keeping rodents and other pests under control.


What would you be doing in this position?

You are monitoring guests to make sure they practice safe behavior in the Snake House. You are providing guests with basic information about the snakes and answering any questions they may have.


Why are you important?

Make sure guests do not tap on the glass as this can upset the snakes. If an angry snake strikes the glass, it can hurt itself. While the chances of a snake getting loose is very, very, VERY low, we still do have venomous snakes and need to make sure guests are not engaging in behavior that is risky to themselves or to the snakes. Many people are scared of snakes! A smiling face telling them how awesome they are can go a long way in turning fear to fascination!


This job is a good fit if you...

  • Actually like snakes! We want to give guests a positive perspective on our slithery friends.
  • Are knowledgeable (or willing to learn) about snakes. If you know the difference between poisonous and venomous, you're on the right track! We will provide training and always have a "Snake Facts" sheet in the Snake House for quick reference.
  • Are comfortable with less than perfect A/C and heat. The snake house has two fans, some A/C and heat, so it never gets hot or too cold, just maybe not quite as comfortable as indoor temperatures. There is a chair out there so you are welcome to sit or stand!

Benefits

  • Training Provided

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

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