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Adult Volunteers

Get Involved

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. Check out our requirements and explore opportunities below.

Volunteer Requirements

  • At least 18 years old
  • Interested in and care about people, animals, and conservation
  • Committed to creating a welcoming environment for all
  • Able to meet their position’s minimum commitment of hours
  • Able to attend training and orientation dates
  • Able to contribute a $40 administrative fee (financial assistance is available)
  • Able to pass a standard national background check

Questions? Contact or 253-404-3687.

Volunteer Opportunities

Guest Experience Interpreter
Horticulture Assistant
Aquarium Diver
Zoolights Assistant
Visitor Services Assistant
Wildlife Champions Program: Park Assistant
Community Science

Application Process

Easy as 1, 2, 3.

STEP 1: Complete and submit an online application.

STEP 2: Attend a volunteer Meet & Greet.

STEP 3: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium orientation, compulsory for all accepted volunteers.