Do you have a wild side? Become a volunteer

The image features two volunteers, one on a ladder and one on the ground, accompanied by a Zoo employee as they fix the roof on a structure within The Zoo.
Volunteers assist a Zoo employee in Zoo maintenance.

The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center depends on dedicated volunteers to support our mission of education, conservation and rehabilitation. Training is provided by the staff and experienced volunteers. Adult volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Animal Care
  • Gift Shop and Ticket Booth
  • Gardening and grounds maintenance
  • Give guided tours of The Zoo
  • Education programs including Zoo On The Go, Discovery Programs and Guided Tours
  • Special events throughout the season such as Brew at The Zoo, Wine Safari, Spooky Safari and more

Application Procedure

Please fill out the application and submit to A $25 volunteer fee is due on your first day.

Click here to download the volunteer application.