Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens volunteers have the opportunity to work alongside zookeepers, assist with our exciting special events, and support our botanical gardens horticulture staff!
An internship at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a great way to gain hands-on experience in an exciting and rewarding setting. Explore our list of available internship opportunities and apply today!
Heart of the Zoo Society
You are invited to join the zoo’s exclusive annual giving club, the Heart of the Zoo Society. We rely on a strong network of committed and passionate individuals who connect deeply with the Zoo’s mission of conservation and education. Your support helps sustain quality care for our animals, upkeep of the largest public gardens in Northeast Florida, education programs which benefit over 100,000 students each year, and support 45 conservation programs world-wide.
The Wild Things, young professionals supporting the Zoo, offers the excitement and fun of upscale events at the beautiful Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The Wild Things (ages 21-44) is committed to providing members with fun and rewarding social, charitable, and educational experiences that all support the Zoo’s advancement as a world class establishment.
Travel with the Zoo
The Jacksonville Zoo and Garden's Travel Program offers exciting opportunities to explore exotic destinations, observe wild creatures in their natural realms, and experience local cultures. Guided by local wildlife experts and experienced zoo staff, our travelers are immersed in wilderness landscapes and given a unique opportunity to see some of the zoo's conservation efforts first hand.
Our Green Team is working towards making sure we are operating the zoo in the most environmentally sustainable way possible, making the zoo an educational resource for sustainable practices, and setting an example for the community.