Be part of our team as a volunteer to help inspire our guests and community to join us the conservation of wildlife and our environment! Whether you love being around the animals, enjoying making something clean, love talking and engaging the public, or just like to have fun we have opportunities for you!
Want to know more?
Explore the different types of Volunteering listed below. Each department and position has different requirements, commitment expectations, and availability. Check out our open assignments here.
Volunteering with a commitment:
Adult Volunteer Opportunities
For those ages 18+
- Animal Department - Husbandry, Behavioral Observations, Enrichment Building, and Nutrition
- Guest Engagement - Education, Admissions, Events, Gifts, Food & Beverage
- Conservation - Citizen Science
- Operations - Warehouse, Deliveries, Horticulture, Parking
- Office assistance
Youth Volunteer Opportunities
For those ages 14-17
One time Volunteering!
Current Volunteer Opportunities
For individuals and groups ages 14+
Want to volunteer right away? Only want to volunteer once? These opportunities are perfect for you and are immediately available. New opportunties are added regularly, including Zoo Goes BOO! and Illumizoo.
Sign up, show up, and lend a hand!
Non-Profit Group Fundraising Opportunities
Join the John Ball Zoo Food & Beverage team and earn money for your non-profit group! For more details and to see available opportunities please fill out the interest form via the link below.