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Adult Volunteers

Adult volunteers assist with a variety of activities around the zoo from on-grounds education to greeting guests at the front entrance. Check out our opportunities and opening dates.

Volunteer Opportunities

Guest Experience Interpreter
Zoo Greeter
Horticulture Assistant
Beach walk naturalist
Event Volunteer
Community Outreach Assistant
Aquarium Diver
Aquarium Assistant
Zoolights Assistant

Volunteer requirements

  • At least 18 years old
  • Interested in and care about people, animals, and conservation
  • Friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic and dependable
  • Committed to the highest standards of customer service
  • Able to meet their position’s minimum commitment of hours
  • Able to attend a required Zoo Orientation
  • Able to contribute a $40 administrative fee (financial assistance is available)
  • Able to pass a standard national background check

Application Process

Easy as 1, 2, 3.

STEP 1: Complete and submit an online application.

STEP 2: Individual get-to-know-you chat. We’ll send details once you’ve submitted.

STEP 3: PDZA orientation, compulsory for all accepted volunteers. Orientation dates will be announced once the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted and PDZA’s temporary closure has ended.


Applications now open.