Volunteer News | Winter 2013

This year’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held Sunday, August 11, to thank those who selflessly give of their time and talent to the Zoo. From June 2012 to June 2013, our volunteers contributed 62,801 hours to the Zoo from greeting guests to supporting animal areas. More than 600 people turned out at this year’s event to thank all volunteers and celebrate the following two special award winners.

Volunteers Were Boorific!
A total of 1,367 volunteers contributed 8,136 hours at “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer. Their efforts saved the Zoo $58,986 making it possible to entertain 62,538 guests during this great event. Thanks Louisville Zoo Volunteers for your continued support!

Future Farmers
of America Help Out
Over 140 FFA students from schools across the U.S. assisted the Zoo – cleaning and taking down Halloween decorations, raking leaves, cleaning buildings and other odd jobs. Thank you FFA!