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Zoo Ambassador Student Volunteers

Enjoy interacting with people and develop your communication skills at special events on the Zoo site, such as Boo at the Zoo and Adopt-a-Pond Toad Festival. Utilize your expertise working with children at our summer Zoo Kids day camp.

Requirements & Perks:
  • Commitment of at least 20 hours per year.
  • Training is provided.
  • Volunteers do not have any direct contact with the Zoo's plants or animals.
  • Zoo Volunteers receive free admission for themselves and a guest as well as free Zoomobile rides and a discount at the Zoo shop.
  • Successful applicants for this and all Zoo Volunteer opportunities are required to obtain a satisfactory Police Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector search at their own expense before carrying out any Volunteer duties.
Applications due annually, on January 1. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview after this date.

To download a copy of the Zoo Ambassador Student Volunteer application form please click here.


Year-Round Volunteer Guides
Join our diverse team of dynamic and outgoing adults educating and inspiring visitors, taking the lead at special events, and promoting wildlife conservation.
Summer Information Volunteers
Inspire visitors' curiosity at seasonal interpretive stations throughout the Zoo, provide information to guests, and assist at special events.
Panda Ambassador Volunteers
Interact with and inspire visitors at the Zoo's new giant panda exhibit and throughout the Zoo site, and assist at special events.

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