The Zoo needs lots of help from people like you who have some time to spare to a worthwhile cause.
Most people that want to volunteer at a Zoo usually hope to interact directly with the animals. While general volunteering does not involve the handling of our animals, we still need your help in creating an environment that welcomes our visitors and that enhances their experience. When you help us do this, visitors return and ultimately decide to become members of the Zoo.
These volunteers help during events such as Night at the Zoo, Critter Challenge, Earth Day and many others. They assist with coloring stations, craft tables and various challenges specific to the event’s theme. These volunteers help keep our guests in the correct lines and ensure they understand the instructions for each activity. They also sometimes assist handing out prizes.
Do you have a slight artistic flair? If so, this might be the perfect volunteer job for you! Help make the day of our young visitors by painting his/her cheek with their favorite animal.
These volunteers assist in transporting guests from the parking lot to Front Gate or to locations within the Zoo during events such as Zoobilation and Breakfast with Santa. Volunteers interested in this job must be at least 18 years of age and have a clean driving record.
We are always looking for outgoing and friendly volunteers to welcome our guests to the Zoo. These volunteers stand in critical spots (determined at individual events) and assist our guests with questions regarding everything from what line to enter, where certain amenities are located, event details and even Zoo membership information. These volunteers act as the event welcoming committee.
These volunteers are stationed outside the Front Gate to assist staff with crowd control at events and during busy non-event days. Tasks include directing members to the membership line and nonmembers to the admission lines and open windows for assistance. These volunteers assist staff by handing out membership forms to those interested in joining on the spot and answering general questions about the Zoo.
These volunteers are critical to the safety and functioning of various large-scale Zoo events. Stationed at one of six locations, these volunteers are tasked with manning their designated area and looking for potentially dangerous situations with both guests and animals. These volunteers are given a radio and instructions on how and when to use it. These volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.
Call (585) 295-7354