Calling all nature nerds, animal advocates—and anyone who has always dreamed of helping people connect with the wonder of wildlife. This is the ultimate Denver volunteer opportunity!
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DENVER ZOO VOLUNTEERS MUST:
In addition to enjoying the most sought-after volunteer opportunity in Denver, Denver Zoo volunteers are absolutely essential to our mission of Inspiring Communities to Save Wildlife for Future Generations. As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity and expertise of this kind and committed community to help our guests connect with the wonder of wildlife, enhance each visit with vital education—and ignite a passion for conservation in all. Ready to make a difference for wild animals and wild places? Follow the simple steps below!
Applications are currently closed and will reopen in February of 2023. Please check back here for updates!
If you are accepted into the Denver Zoo Volunteer program, you will receive an acceptance letter requesting you to accept your new volunteer position and team placement.
All adult volunteers are required to pass a criminal background check and submit a $35 training fee. Scholarship support is available on request.
All adult volunteers must attend a one-day orientation called Zoo U. This program will give you an introduction to Denver Zoo, our mission, Adult Volunteer Program staff, and give you the foundational skills* necessary to deliver the highest standard of guest experience.
For more information, contact Kelly Bockert at (720) 337-1546 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*NOTE: Depending upon your assignment, additional job-specific training may be required.