John Ball Zoo

Group Volunteering

Do you have an corporate group, organization, fraternity, or sorority looking for a way to give back to the community? Do you enjoy being outside? Join us at John Ball Zoo and by giving your time you will be helping us to support our conservation efforts here in Michigan and around the world!  


Our highest need is at our Zoo Goes Boo event in October. If any of the following events will fit with your groups schedule please contact us at

Zoo Goes Boo

When: October 18th, 19th, & 20th Zoo Goes Boo 1st weekend

October 25th, 26th, & 27th Zoo Goes Boo 2nd weekend

Why: Family friendly Halloween themed event that helps to raise funds to support your zoo’s efforts!

What: Handing out treats at sponsored treat stations, inviting guests into the straw

maze, welcome guests to the zoo and distribute event programs.

Who: Groups of 2-30, maximum of 30 volunteers per event day, over 200 needed over

the course of the event!