Volunteers are vitally important to the Zoo. Some people love to interact with the public and educate about the animals and the Zoo's conservation programs. Some people love to garden and donate their time to the ongoing landscaping efforts. Others like to be indoors and help with filing or organizing. Yet others like to build or paint and help build or repair the Zoo's builings, fences, and other structures. Whatever you love to do, we can put your time and talents to good use. Here are some areas that could use your help:
General volunteer positions are for candidates age 18 and over. Interested candidates should download, complete, and submit a Volunteer Application at least 2 weeks prior to the next orientation date. All general volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation. Orientations are held four times per year (January, April, July, and October). Please see our Calendar of Events for specific dates and times.
After we recieve your application, we will contact you to confirm that your application has been received and you have been accepted for the next orientation. **You must receive confirmation that your application has been received and an invitation to attend orientation. Orientation is limited to 30 applicants.** At the orientation you will receive an overview of the Zoo and all of our volunteer programs. There is an optional tour of the zoo following orientation. Once you have attended orientation and chosen an area for your volunteer service, your application will be forwarded to the appropriate department. You will then be called for an a department specific interview. You should expect to be contacted by the department within 2-4 weeks of the orientation date.