I have been
volunteering for the Akron Zoo for seven years. During this time, I've had the opportunity to volunteer for many functions including, Boo at the Zoo, Summer Safari, Brew at the Zoo, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Snack with Santa -- just a few functions the Zoo hosts throughout the year.
The Akron Zoo is home to more than 700 animals and is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, making it a world-class conservation organization. For organizations like the Akron Zoo, volunteers share their personal experience, expertise and energy in educational programs and services. Volunteers help organizations like the Akron Zoo keep their costs down and affordable to visitors.
I have found my experience as a volunteer so rewarding, I hope residents consider donating some of their free time to such a worthwhile cause.
I also hope voters will join me in voting for Issue 3 on Nov. 5. This is not a new tax and is vital to keep the zoo growing and thriving.
Tonya Ciavolella, Tallmadge