We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities available to adults 18 and older.

An application and background check are required prior to orientation.

Volunteer Orientation:

Tuesday, September 12, 6:30-8:30pm

~~  An application must be submitted prior to attending the Orientation.  ~~


      • 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.
        (Paperwork for the background check will be sent after we have received your application.)
      • Attend a required 2-hour Volunteer Orientation.
      • Be able to contribute a minimum of 48 hours a year (averaging out to 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