Applications are currently closed.
2022 Recruitment Schedule: TBD - Check back for updates!
Would you like to help guests have fun, memorable experiences? This is the team for you!
Are you interested in helping with the dirty side of a keeper’s job? This is the team for you!
Are you interested in working with staff to maintain our beautiful grounds? This is the team for you!
Are you interested in furthering the health of our animals through diet preparation in our nutrition center? This is the team for you!
Volunteers play a vital role in supporting Denver Zoo’s mission by enhancing the guests’ experience by connecting them with animals and their environment through their passion, commitment, dedication and knowledge.
We are currently not accepting applications for the remainder of 2021. Please check back for recruitment updates in 2022.
If you are accepted into the program, you will receive an acceptance letter requesting you to accept your volunteer position and team assignment.
All adult volunteers are required to complete and pass a criminal background check. There is a $35 training fee that is required of all volunteers. Scholarship support is available on request.
All adult volunteers must attend a full, one-day orientation called Zoo U. This orientation will give you an introduction to Denver Zoo, our mission, Adult Volunteer Program staff, and the skills necessary to provide the highest standard of guest experience.
For more information, contact Kelly Bockert at (720) 337-1546 or firstname.lastname@example.org