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Get Involved!

Our Vision – Inspiring Passion for Nature and Saving Wildlife for Future Generations.

If you would like to be a part of this amazing place and our staff of nearly 800 volunteers who work to “inspire every visitor with wildlife every day,” check the appropriate information below.


Group Volunteer Opportunities

If your company or organization is looking for opportunities to have fun while taking meaningful conservation action through community service, then join us at the Zoo to participate in a variety of hands-on projects!

Groups have the opportunity to work with Zoo staff on various projects that could involve helping with gardening tasks like planting, mulching, weeding; helping the Zoo come to life for the epic Festival of Lights; contributing to the development of the Rockdale Urban Learning Garden; or working on projects at the beautiful Bowyer Farm.

Submit a request!

Please note: we are currently booked for volunteer opportunities for the 2023 season. Check back in early 2024 to submit a request for our standard group volunteer opportunities!


 ZooTeens (age 13-17)

The ZooTeen program is perfect for teenagers who love nature, animals, and people! ZooTeens build knowledge, gain leadership experience, and develop professional skills while having a lot of FUN working with our Education, Visitor Experience, or Horticulture departments. The summer volunteer period will be from May 27, 2024 – August 18, 2024.

Apply Here

Individual Volunteers (Age 18 and up)

We invite you to explore our programs below and consider joining us in our mission to Create Adventure, Convey Knowledge, Conserve Nature and Serve our Community.

Available Adult Volunteer Opportunities vary from month to month and will be updated on this page.  If there is an area you are interested in, please continue to check back on this page for more information.

Please note: although you are surrounded by animals while volunteering at the zoo, our opportunities are not animal contact-focused. Please see our Internship Programs in Animal Care. 

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Adult Volunteer Opportunities