Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Volunteers needed for upcoming events

1. The Zoo Needs You for Ottertoberfest.
It is an otter-inspired Oktoberfest for the whole family, is coming up at the Saint Louis Zoo – and we need your help! The dates and times for this year’s event are:
Saturday – Sunday
September 27 – 28, October 4 – 5, & October 11 – 12
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day.
Visitors will enjoy otter-related children’s activities, biergarten food and drinks, live entertainment, and more on the Zoo grounds.

At least ten volunteers are needed per shift each day. The two volunteer shift options for each day of the event are 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Volunteers will assist with greeting, educational activities, and more.

You do not have to be a Zoo Volunteer to volunteer for this event. If you are not currently a Zoo Volunteer or Event Volunteer, you will just need to sign a Volunteer Waiver when you arrive for the event. A light snack and beverages will be provided for all volunteers.

Please reply to Lauren E. Kistner if you interested in volunteering for this event. If you sign up to volunteer, you will receive a confirmation letter with your assignment and more detailed information just prior to the event. Please contact by phone at (314) 646-4516 or by e-mail if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

2. Volunteers Needed for the Fourth Annual Wine Festival.
The St. Louis Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 at the Grand Basin in Forest Park. As in past years, the success of the Wine Festival is in the hands of the volunteers who graciously donate their time and work with friends, family or co-workers pouring wine or selling tickets, beer and soda.

The scheduled shift times are as follows:
Saturday, September 27
Sunday, September 28

Volunteers receive a ticket to the Festival and a T-shirt. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Gus at or 531-0080 (Jewel Box).

For more information about the Wine Festival, visit

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