Amarillo Zoo will be hosting their annual Boo at the Zoo Halloween event Oct. 26 through the 28.
“Last year, we had about 6,000 people come to the Boo at the Zoo event and this year, we are going to have it for three days instead of two,” Mike Boley, visitor service coordinator at the Amarillo Zoo, said. “Last year, we had about 80 volunteers each night and this year we are hoping to have at least 100 volunteers for each night.”
The Amarillo Zoo is looking for volunteers for staff games, crafts, handing out candy and serving as area monitors at the annual event. Volunteers must be 16 years or older and college students and organizations are welcome to help at the event.
“Whether college students need community service or if they just want to help, they are encouraged to come,” Boley said.
This year, there will be a mad scientist station and 23 trick-or-treat stations. Real zoo animals will also take part in the event.
“Anyone can help, whether it’s a church or school organization, or a business,” Jessica Hammons, zoo educator assistant, said.
The orientation for volunteers will take place Oct. 20 at 9:00 a.m. at the Amarillo Zoo.
“It’s a great opportunity to see the zoo in a new life,”Jenni Kinch, zoo educator assistant, said. “It is a popular family and friend safe environment event.”
For more information about Boo at the Zoo call 381-7911 or visit www.amarillozoo.org.