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Volunteer at the Virginia Zoo

The Virginia Zoo wants YOU!

Volunteering at the Virginia Zoo is rewarding and fun!

The first step in volunteering is to download the application, fill it out and submit it. All volunteers must attend a training session before working. Sessions are held several times a year.

The next orientation for adult volunteers (18+) will take place on August 2. Once you submit your application, you will be contacted with more details about the orientation.

Junior Docent Volunteer Program
For volunteers ages 13 to 17, the Junior Docent Volunteer Program offers opportunities to learn about animals and share your knowledge. This program is not currently accepting new applicants.

For more information about the volunteer program or to submit an application, please email the Education Department.

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