Special Events

The Zoo hosts several yearly special, educational and community events. You may support us at a community event sharing your wonderful experience at the Zoo, wear your costume during Zoo Boo or guide guests during Wild Lights. You may even welcome guests to one of our special evening events.

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

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.



  • 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!