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Adult Volunteers

Adult volunteers assist with a variety of activities around the Zoo from on-grounds education to connecting students and families to the wonder of the natural world. Explore our many opportunities and learn how to apply.

Volunteer Opportunities

Guest Experience Interpreter
Horticulture Assistant
Beach Walk Naturalist
Spot the Swallows
Aquarium Diver
Aquarium Assistant
Zoolights Assistant
Visitor Services Assistant
Wildlife Champions Program: Park 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.