We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities available to adults 18 and older. An application and background check are required prior to orientation.
(Our greatest need is for Zoo Instructors!) 

Volunteer Orientation:

  • Our next Orientation will be in the fall in the Ranch House:
    Tuesday, September 9
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


  • You need to be genuinely interested in and care about people, animals, nature and conservation.
  • Need to pass a background check through the City of Waco prior to attending an orientation.
  • Attend a required 2-hour Volunteer Orientation.
  • Be able to contribute a minimum of 48 hours a year (4 hours a month).


  • The satisfaction of meaningful contribution of service to a conservation center.
  • Expand your social circle – make new connections and new friends.
  • Good for your health and mental well-being.
  • A fun experience every time you volunteer at the Zoo.
  • Continuing education opportunities will benefit you both professionally and personally.
  • 10% discount at the Zoo Cafe and Zootique.
  • Preview new exhibits before the general public.
  • Annual appreciation dinner and presentation of service awards.

Positions & Descriptions
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Volunteer training

Volunteer Application

Mail completed applications to:
Cameron Park Zoo
Education Department
1701 N. 4th Street
Waco, TX 76707
Fax: (254) 750-8469

Please call the Education Department for more information:
(254) 750-8467 or (254) 750-8466