Larry T Zoo Ambassador

Ambassador

All volunteers begin as Park and Zoo ambassadors. In this role, volunteers greet and welcome visitors as they enter the Zoo or explore the Park, provides information and directions, and share the news of the day regarding special events and activities. And, of course, as our diplomats of customer service, you do it all with a smile!

As ambassadors for the Park and Zoo, volunteer enrich the visitor experience by:

  • providing a welcoming environment for visitors
  • answering questions, providing directions, and sharing news about the Park and Zoo
  • relaying visitor feedback and comments to Park and Zoo staff

Volunteer Interpreter

Interpreter

If you are outgoing and love making facts “come alive” for an audience, we need you on our team. Using interpretive techniques and tools, Volunteer Interpreters interact with adults and children throughout the Zoo, sharing information about our animals and inspiring a connection to the environment and conservation. Additional training is provided. 
   
Through conversation and storytelling, interpreters enhance the visitor experience by:

  • promoting an appreciation of our animals and their environments
  • inspiring a connection to the environment and conservation

Visitor Concierge

Visitor Services Concierge

Concierge volunteers assist the Visitor Services team at the Zoo entrance in this high energy position. They guide visitors from around the world and here at home through the use of self-service ticket kiosks, answer questions and keep the lineups moving.

Concierge volunteers enhance the visitor experience by:

  • providing line support and guiding visitors through the use of self-service ticket kiosks
  • answering questions, providing directions and highlighting key attractions and experiences
  • helping visitors plan and make the most out of their Zoo visit

Zoo Camp Crew

Zoo Camp Crew

This is a unique opportunity for youth age 14 to 18 to earn community service hours while working with 4 to 12 year old children under the direction of our Education team. The Zoo Camp Crew supports camp staff as campers participate in a variety of activities and explore the Zoo and Park. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 40 hours served in one week blocks in July and August (weekdays only). Special fast track orientation and training provided.

The Zoo Camp Crew enhance the camp experience by:

  • entertaining campers during free time and befriending individual campers as needed
  • setting a positive examples and fostering an appreciation of nature.
  • assisting staff with set-up, take-down, and clean-up during camp activities

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Other Opportunities 

Special Events 

Special Events Volunteers help with a variety of events in both the Park and Zoo throughout the year including Zoo promotions, the Polar Bear Run, Brew at the Zoo, Wildest Dreams, and more! Activities include arts and crafts, reading stories, face painting, and other activities unique to each particular event. 

General Assistance Volunteers

General Assistance Volunteers provide support to the Park and Zoo in a variety of ways – knitting, fundraising, helping with event set-up and tear down, etc. 

Bus Marshal and School Navigators

In May and June, Bus Marshals and School Navigators assist the Visitor Services team at the Zoo entrance by greeting buses, organizing groups, and providing a positive first experience for your visitors to the Zoo.