Long-term volunteer helps share animals with Iowans

Kathy K animal presenting

This week, we’re honoring Kathy Krogmeier as one of our “50 Faces of Volunteers” for her work volunteering with the Blank Park Zoo. Kathy is passionate about animals, education, and conservation. She has been a volunteer with the Blank Park Zoo for 30 years and has served over 3,000 hours! In her volunteer role, Kathy gives tours to children and adults, delivers educational presentations, and spends time caring for animals, such as Barnaby the tortoise- her favorite.

According to Christine Eckles, Blank Park Zoo Volunteer Manager, “Kathy’s passion for the zoo and teaching others shines through when she is here! Children and adults leave the zoo feeling connected to the animals that live here. She has also helped organize and implement many of our special events that are now staples including Dream Night and Night Eyes.”

Kathy is a great advocate for the zoo and for volunteerism. She has been an influential leader, presenting at international conferences to highlight Blank Park Zoo’s conservation mission.

Kathy lives in Norwalk and works as a Wellness Coordinator for a financial group in Des Moines.

Thank you for your service, Kathy!

What’s your 50? For more information about the Governor’s Call to Service, and to find volunteer opportunities statewide, visit https://volunteeriowa.org/whats-your-50.

Can you nominate someone to be one of our 50 Faces of Volunteers? Fill out this quick spotlight form and help us recognize outstanding volunteers in Iowa: http://svy.mk/1RrvPhA


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