Volunteer Opportunities

Join the volunteer team and be part of our mission to conserve wildlife, ensure animal welfare, promote environmental sustainability and further humane education. With a variety of opportunities and flexible schedules, including weekdays, weekends, and evenings, we are sure you will find your place at the Detroit Zoo.



Volunteer Benefits

  • Free admission to the Zoo, even on days when you are not volunteering
  • Gain knowledge and inspire guests
  • Experience the outdoors while making a positive impact in the community
  • Meet people who share your interests
  • Discounted tickets for special events such as Zoo Boo and Wild Lights


Volunteer Orientation

Applicants are invited to register for online volunteer orientation after completing the volunteer application and background check.


Morning Sessions
March 25
April 22
May 14
June 10
July 9
September 24
October 28
November 11
Evening Sessions
March 4
April 4
May 11
June 13
July 6
August 8
October 26
November 14

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