Adult Volunteer applications will be processed in August 2021.
(Click on an opportunity for a full description and requirements)
Exhibit Host (Required)
All volunteers are required to become Exhibit Hosts upon acceptance into the volunteer program. The Exhibit Hosts are responsible for greeting and educating guests about the exhibits, animals, and general conservation. Exhibit Hosts will be assigned to specific areas and will train in those areas until there is an opportunity to move at the discretion of the Volunteer Department and Exhibit Guide team. The goal of this program is for each Exhibit Host to learn as much as possible about every key exhibit in the zoo. Once an Exhibit Host has been trained in each of the assigned areas, they will have the opportunity to sign-up for all Exhibit Host areas.
The roles listed below are additional volunteer opportunities for those who would like to explore all areas of our zoo. Volunteers may sign-up for these opportunities in addition to their Exhibit Host duties.
All volunteers must complete 100 hours of volunteer service in the Education and Operational Support areas listed above before they will be considered for Animal Care and Support roles.
Animal Care and Support volunteers work alongside keepers in behind-the-scenes animal areas providing day-to-day care. Once eligible, volunteers may be chosen for these areas at the discretion of the Volunteer Department based on volunteer performance and consistency in Education and Operational Support roles listed above. These opportunities are also subject to availability and will require a set weekly schedule.
Volunteer Engagement Department
904-757-4463 ext. 392