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John Ball Zoo Volunteership

John Ball Zoo, located in Grand Rapids Michigan is an organization I volunteered for in 2021 and hope to return to volunteer again in 2023. The education they offer volunteers has been extremely helpful in the field learning animal behavior and habitats. If there is a place in your heart to volunteer JBZOO should be on your list. I worked in the HERPS area of the zoo and experienced these animal species up close. I held a Boa Constrictor my first day volunteering, and am terrified of snakes that sneak up on my naturally, but when working with them in a controlled setting or photographing then this fear dissolved. It's amazing what choosing to learn instead of blindly fearing a species can do for us and the animals.