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Special Events

Throughout the year, the Zoo offers fun and interesting themed events to encourage guests to visit. These events could not happen without the helping hands and smiling faces of Zoo volunteers. From wine pourers to education and craft assistants, each event has its wish list of specialized assistance. This is a terrific way to be involved with limited time.

Special Events Volunteer


Special events volunteers give the Zoo a hand wherever needed. Responsibilities and tasks will vary based on seasonal event needs.

  • Training and shifts vary by assignment
  • Seasonal shifts 2-3 hours




  • How Does it work – Volunteer Opportunities

    Steps to become a volunteer:

    1.   Complete an on-line application
    2.   Receive and return a background check form
      please note: all adult volunteers are required to complete and pass a criminal background check
    3.   Receive an invitation to attend an on-line new volunteer orientation
    4.   Sign up and attend on-line orientation
    5.   Purchase required uniform t-shirt ($10.00)
    6.   Start volunteering!