Volunteer and make a difference
Our Zoo Crew Volunteer Program is open to all individuals ages 18 and older that are able to comfortably interact with visitors as a representative of the Zoo and have the ability to pass a background check.
As a conservation and education-focused institution, most of our volunteers concentrate on visitor experiences. Very few volunteer positions work directly with animals. All prospective volunteers must submit an application and complete the interview process for full consideration.
There are several positions available immediately upon acceptance into the program and after successfully completing training. Please click here to view descriptions of each.
Additional positions become available after completing 50 and 100 hours of volunteer service. Advanced volunteer positions, such as Animal Handling and Animal Husbandry Volunteer positions, are demanding, highly competitive, and require an internal application process.
If you are selected to join the Zoo Crew Program, there is a required one-time $50 registration fee. This amount covers the cost of the background check, your zoo uniform shirt, name tag, and additional program materials.
Please click here to submit the online Zoo Crew volunteer application.
We do not accept individuals seeking court-ordered service hours and at this time we cannot accept international applicants.