Volunteer

Do you enjoy being outside and teaching others about nature and preserving biological diversity? Get involved in wildlife conservation and research. Live your passion for animals and the natural world by volunteering at Cameron Park Zoo.

We are looking for people who are passionate about Cameron Park Zoo. . . and our animals.  People from all walks of life are welcome! Prior zoo experience isn’t necessary; we provide the training. Adult volunteers must commit to 48 hours a year. Unless otherwise specified, volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. All volunteers must submit an application, go through the Volunteer Orientation, and pass a background check. Volunteers who are working with animals are required to have a tuberculosis test.

You’ll enjoy being part of the behind-the-scenes work while making a real contribution to our mission by spreading our conservation message, helping care for our animal and plant collections, and educating visitors of all ages. Volunteers are valued members of the Cameron Park Zoo team.

Volunteering at the Zoo requires a significant commitment of time and effort. Please read the descriptions carefully to find the position that best fits your interests, abilities and available time. New volunteers are accepted based on the needs of Cameron Park Zoo.

There are lots of perks that go along with volunteering at Cameron Park Zoo. By volunteering you will expand your social circle, have the satisfaction of a meaningful contribution of service to a conservation center, be able to preview new exhibits before the general public, attend the annual appreciation dinner, get free admission for yourself, and discounts at our Zoo Café and Zootique.