- Organization: Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
- Causes: Animals, Educational, Environmental, Kids
- Phone: (636) 530-0076 x12
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.mobot.org/volunteer
The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield is seeking outgoing individuals for three available volunteer positions. Work with students as a volunteer docent, become a Butterfly House ambassador as a guest services volunteer or help with inventorying and customer service in the Madame Butterfly Gift Shop. Shift hours and commitment vary by position. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (636) 530-0076 extension 12 to learn more.
Individuals who love to interact with children will enjoy the rewarding opportunity of serving as a volunteer docent. Butterfly House docents provide structured presentations to students, helping them learn about butterflies, invertebrates and their environments. Formal training is provided. The commitment is two and one-half hours, one day per week, primarily in September, October, March, April and May.
Extroverted individuals are sought to become Butterfly House ambassadors as guest services volunteers. This position includes conversing with guests at the front desk as you accept their tickets; preparing guests to enter the Tropical Conservatory; and enhancing the visitor experience with information about the attraction’s thousands of butterflies, the movie playing in the theater, the plants in the native butterfly garden and the insects and arachnids in the Exhibit Hall. The desired commitment is two four-hour shifts per month. Available shifts are from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Starting May 28, volunteers are particularly needed on Mondays; Wednesday evening shifts also become available. Volunteers receive training on all aspects of this position, in particular the quarantine protocols that the Butterfly House is required to follow in the Tropical Conservatory.
Surround yourself with exquisite butterfly-themed merchandise as a Madame Butterfly Gift Shop volunteer. Help stock and rotate unique inventory and assist guests with their purchases. The minimum age requirement for this position is 16 years old. Volunteers receive training on all aspects of this position. Shifts are available on Saturday afternoons and also on Monday mornings from May 28 through September 3.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Butterfly House, call (636) 530-0076, extension 12, or email email@example.com.
The Butterfly House is located at 15193 Olive Blvd. at Faust Park in Chesterfield, Mo., accessible from Interstate 64 at exit #19B. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays); Memorial Day to Labor Day, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The last ticket is sold 30 min. prior to closing each day.
Butterfly House admission is $6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors (ages 65 and over) and $4 for children (ages 3 to 12). Children ages 2 and under are free.
The Butterfly House is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden.