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 the first Friday of January. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview after this date.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a Zoo Ambassador Student Volunteer.  Under the current pandemic situation, we currently are not recruiting Zoo Ambassador Student Volunteers.  Please continue to check the Volunteer page on the Zoo’s website for future updates about the volunteer program, recruitment and applications. (Update Summer 2021) 


Volunter working with kids at the Zoo Year-Round Volunteer Guides
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Volunter working with kids at the Zoo Zoo Ambassador Student Volunteers
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