Volunteer opportunities

Zoo Naturalist

Help educate zoo guests about conservation, animal behavior, and nature. Naturalist attend training on zoo history, interpretation skills , and receive detailed information on all animal areas of the zoo. Whether in front of an animal habitat or leading a tour, these positions are essential to connecting people to animals and nature.

Ambassador Animal Handler

After becoming a Zoo Naturalist, volunteers can be trained to handle the zoo’s ambassador animals for on-grounds presentations and to assist with off-grounds outreach programs.

Animal Care

Assist zookeepers in maintaining animal habitats, preparing animal diets, and behavioral enrichment.


Assist our educators at zoo camps, classes, and field trips. Help set up and organize activities as well as oversee guest participation.


Like gardening? Get down in the dirt to help us maintain our flower beds, pollinator gardens and planting areas.

Special Events

Join us to help with games and activities at special events such as Pints for Preservation, Boo at the Zoo, Endangered Species Day, Earth Day and many more!

We’re always looking for volunteers. To apply, click below:

Volunteer Application Form