Open every day of the year
Summer Hours (Mar 1 - Oct 31)
Admissions Open 9am to 5pm
Grounds close at 6pm
Ages 12-64: $17
Ages 65+: $14
Ages 3-11: $12
2 and Under: Free
2017 Free Days:
11/3, 11/6, 11/16
Are you interested in helping with the dirty side of a keeper’s job? This is the team for you!
Keeper assistant jobs help with routine day-to-day work, such as cleaning, dish-washing and diet preparations. While keeper assistants work near our animals, these positions do not involve direct animal contact, handling or training. Keeper Assistant jobs are not the most glamourous position in the Adult Volunteer program, but your efforts free up time for keepers to provide exceptional care for our animals. While our volunteers work in many areas of the zoo, we cannot guarantee that positions will be open in every area nor will we have enough open positions for every new volunteer. These positions require a negative tuberculosis test and additional training before you are able to volunteer.
Below are the potential areas of volunteering. When the application opens, we will post only the areas that have availability. Volunteers may select a preference, but animal care staff select individuals based on need.
* Placement in listed areas are dependent on availability.
Keeper Assistant volunteers are requireed to make a commitment of at least 2 shifts per month.
Please note: Applications to the Denver Zoo Volunteer Program exceed the number of available positions in each training class. The selection of new volunteers is based on matching applicants with current zoo needs.
For more information, contact Kelly Bockert at (720) 337-1546 or firstname.lastname@example.org