Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Como Friends ZooBoo 2016

Volunteer for Como Friends ZooBoo

ZooBoo is a non-scary Halloween festival for families and young children. For this unique fall event, the grounds of Como Zoo transform into a world of fairytales and fun! Live costumed characters interact and entertain children. This magical event offers families a safe trick-or-treating alternative plus many Halloween surprises. Highlights include trick-or-treating at approximately ten Treat Stations, Live Entertainment, Pumpkin Bowling, Craft Activities, 200 Costumed characters and lots of surprises. All proceeds from ZooBoo benefit two of Minnesota’s most treasured year-round attractions, Como Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory.  ZooBoo is a production of the Como Friends.

ZooBoo is weekends October 22, 23, 29 & 30.  Volunteers are needed each of the four nights of ZooBoo in costumed and non-costumed positions. This spooktacular event takes the support and dedication of over 200 volunteers per night, from greeting visitors, make-up application, moving “treats”, directing traffic and even getting costumed up to entertain attendees.

Anyone over 17 is welcome to volunteer. Volunteers sign up for late afternoon to evening shifts and are needed to wear fun costumes provided by Como, greet and entertain young children and families, or pass out Halloween treats.  Also needed are many non-costumed volunteers for event support positions. Individuals and groups* are encouraged to volunteer. Volunteers need to be willing to work a four hour shift in standing positions outside in fall weather conditions.

Sign Up Now for the Como Friends ZooBoo event:

Or, for more information, contact Como Volunteer Services at [email protected] or call 651-487-8252.

At this time, we are focused on recruiting volunteers for the Como Friends ZooBoo Event.  Please check back after October 24th to learn more and apply for our regular volunteer opportunities.