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

Our application process is now closed. If you are interested in volunteering for our fall and winter special events – Run Wild, Zoo Boo or Spooky Spirits, please email volunteer@dzs.org. Volunteer Orientation sessions will resume spring 2024.


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