get involved

You are an important part of the Virginia Zoo. Join our team as a Zoo Crew volunteer, support the Zoo with a generous donation, plan your next event with us or give the gift of the Zoo all year-round.

Support the Zoo

Your support helps us deliver great programs and great care for our animals.

Become a Member

Membership has its privileges. It’s easy and economical to become a Zoo member.


Have fun while helping a great organization. Volunteers are needed to help with education programs, animal care programs, horticulture programs, special events and more.


With our symbolic adoption program, you can become the “Zoo Parent” of any animal or garden at the Virginia Zoo that contributes directly toward the Zoos’ animal’s care and feeding for one year, or to the maintenance and growth of our Zoo gardens for one year.

Train Engineer for a Day

All aboard and become a Norfolk Southern Express engineer! Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a part of a top Virginia Zoo attraction.


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