Do you have a wild side? Become a volunteer

A volunteer wearing a mask is holding a fennec fox. The fox is facing the camera and you can see its face over the volunteer's shoulder.
A volunteer snuggles a fennec fox.

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 other experienced volunteers and interns. 

ALL 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

Volunteers must submit a completed application to

Volunteer Application

For information on one-day group volunteer opportunities, please email