Photo Volunteer

The Zoo is always in need of fresh and new photos/video content for use on social media, website, newsletters, and various other marketing materials etc.

Most people that want to volunteer at a Zoo usually hope to interact directly with the animals. While volunteering does not involve the handling of our animals, as a photo volunteer, you’ll capture beautiful images of the animals in our care and events/environment that welcomes our guests and inspires them to take action. Whether that is to donate directly, make plans to visit, become a member, attend an event and more.

Photo Volunteer Opportunities

We have a variety of photo opportunities throughout the year. On top of opportunities to take pics of our many animals, we need great shots of our guests enjoying the Zoo as well. This is a great opportunity for photographers with all experience levels.

Things you will need:
– Your own camera equipment
– The ability to follow directions 

For more information, please fill out the application online below. Please note the application does require a link to a portfolio of some kind (website, Google/cloud drive etc.) Or give us a call at 585.295.7354

Every day is a great day to visit the Zoo. Experience life on the wild side, enjoy up-close animal interactions and support global conservation efforts—right here at the Zoo. Reserve your tickets now for quick and easy entry, and enjoy more time connecting with wildlife.

April 1 through October 31

November 1 through March 31

Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. for our Zoo members.
Open all year long. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.