We rely on volunteers to help visitors enjoy a magical experience and keep all guests safe at Boo at the Zoo. Volunteers will be expected to follow all COVID-19 precautions and complete a screening before the start of each shift. 

Shifts available from October 8 - 31
Tuesday – Sunday, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Shift lengths, start and end times will vary with the different roles




Volunteer Requirements


  • must be 14 years of age or older (parental permission required if under 18)
  • must commit to at least two shifts throughout Boo at the Zoo
  • must be able to spend extended periods of time outdoors in all kinds of weather
  • must be able to move around easily outdoors either on foot or with the use of mobility aids
  • are encouraged to wear family-friendly Halloween costumes
  • must be comfortable interacting with visitors of all ages
  • must follow direction from staff and lead volunteers
  • must complete a short online training module

General Volunteer Positions (suitable for everyone)

  • Fire Pit Attendants
  • Visitor Services Concierge
  • Event Ambassadors
  • Site Safety Ambassadors
  • Games Monitors

Special Character Volunteer Positions (suitable for outgoing people who like to act and wear costumes)

  • Wear Boo at the Zoo supplied costumes and makeup
  • Act in character throughout the evening
  • Character volunteers must be able to move quickly and easily throughout the sets and visitors

All positions require volunteers to spend time outdoors and have great communication skills. We will make an effort to assign tasks you prefer. However, a certain degree of flexibility is required.

Volunteer schedules are subject to change. Position descriptions and a list of tasks will be provided upon receipt of application. The opportunity to sign up for shifts will be provided upon completion of online training module.

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two shifts. All shifts are approximately 5 hours long (with breaks).

For every shift, you will receive:

  • Coffee, hot chocolate, water, and prepackaged snacks
  • One entry into the Grand Prize Draw for a Behind the Scenes Zoo tour

At your first shift, you will receive a reusable Boo at the Zoo water bottle.

  • After 5 shifts, you will receive six (6) adult Zoo tickets
  • After 10 shifts, you will receive an exclusive Boo at the Zoo backpack
  • After 15 shifts, you will receive a one-year Zoo membership

Remember the more you volunteer, the greater the rewards!