John Ball Zoo

JBZoo Helpers

Thank you for thinking of John Ball Zoo for your volunteer time. If you are looking to make an impact without a big commitment being a JBZoo Helper is for you!

Want to volunteer right away? Not sure if you want to make a commitment to come on a regular basis? Come help the zoo for an immediate opportunity. These are available to individuals and groups without an in depth orientation and training process, just sign up, show up and lend a hand. These opportunities will vary greatly, please see the individual opening for qualifications and description. All volunteers must be 14+ to volunteer independently, or 12+ to volunteer with an adult. 

On the application you will be able to see all available opporutnities, select the day and time you will volunteer for and hit submit. If you do not see any availble opportunities to sign up for there are none currently available.  



  • Zoo Goes BOO!   REGISTER HERE 
    • Treat stations are run by volunteers & groups and hand out treats to our guests
      • Friday, 10.21.22 - Sunday, 10.23.22
      • Friday, 10.28.22 - Sunday, 10.30.22
    • Decorating, Decoration Takedown
  • Wizzarding Weekend
    • Activity Stations
    • Decorating, Decoration Takedown
  • Event Wayfinding
  • Event Parking

Special Projects

Short term project based opportunities. Help move plants in an exhibit, paint walls, pull invasive species, or build pvc animal toys. Once the project is complete you are all done, unless you want to help with another one! 


  • Must meet the minimum age for the assignment selected
  • Must submit a signed participation waiver
  • Be ready for working in the elements if outside assignment selected