John Ball Zoo

Volunteer Opportunities


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 opporutnities listed below. Each department and position has different requirements, commitment expectations, and availability. 

Adult Volunteer Opportunities 

For those 18+

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

For those entering 9th-12th grade in fall

Group Volunteer Opportunities

One time volunteering for corporate or college groups


For those in College



If you find an opportunity you would like to apply for you will be asked to interview with the volunteer manager, submit an online application, successfully complete the required background checks, provide a current TB test, and attend the necessary training session(s) before your volunteering may begin. The timeline to become a volunteer will vary depending on the next scheduled training session.