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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers at the Montgomery Zoo are very important people and play a vital role in the success of the Zoo.  We are looking for energetic individuals, who want to volunteer in a beautiful and fun place.  The Montgomery Zoo has a variety of volunteer opportunities that are interesting and fulfilling.  Some volunteer positions interact with the Zoo visitors while others may work behind the scenes.  Whatever the job, each and everyone is valued and provide a service for the Zoo that cannot be measured in dollars and cents.

Volunteer commitment has allowed our Zoo to improve, expand programs, generate community involvement and support, and assist Zoo staff in daily Zoo operations.

There are volunteer opportunities for adults, teens, groups, schools, businesses, and families. Volunteers ages 12-16 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian or a designated school chaperone. Volunteers under the age of 19 must obtain parent/legal guardian permission to volunteer. At this time we are unable to accept court-ordered community service. The Zoo offers flexible hours and a large variety of things to do!  

Take a look around at the various needs.  We would love to have you volunteer with us at our next event!
-- Zoo Volunteer Serve Day: This is a single-day event where the Zoo invites groups of volunteers to help prepare the grounds and set-up for special events. Serve Day takes place six times per year on Saturdays, 9am - 4:30pm.  
-- Special events: The Zoo hosts various special events throughout the year; including Zoo Weekend, Earth Day Safari, ZooBoo, Christmas Lights Festival, and others. These events vary in duties, but can including helping guests with games, selling tickets, helping at the various rides/attractions, or dressing in costume. 
-- Education Department volunteers: Our Education Department acts as our Ambassadors and Outreach facility of the Zoo. Our Docents and Zooteens are trained to care for and present a select group of animals at school and public outreach programs; as well as, programs at the Zoo. If you are interested in becoming a Docent and Zooteen, please click on the appropriate link. 

If you are ready to get involved, please complete the volunteer application. Those interested in scheduling a group volunteer experience are encouraged to contact the volunteer coordinator directly. For more information about volunteering at the Montgomery Zoo, contact (334) 625-4900.

To Register as a Volunteer Click Here

The Montgomery Zoo is excited to use Better Impact to manage volunteer information and scheduling. Clicking the link above will allow you to create an online volunteer profile, sign up for ongoing opportunities and see what our special event needs are.  If you have any questions or issues in completing your profile contact Melanie Golson, Volunteer Coordinator at or (334) 625-4900.