Being a volunteer for over 30 years is very rewarding. I get so much more out of giving my time where I know it’s needed and always appreciated. I would encourage others, looking for a place to volunteer, to consider the Sacramento Zoo. It’s been, and continues to be, my pleasure to be a volunteer for the Sacramento Zoo. I highly recommend it!
Jill Moznett Robillard

Want to Be a volunteer?

All volunteers must start as a Level 1 Zoo Ambassador.

already a Zoo Ambassador?

If you are already a zoo ambassador and want to move to a Level 2 position such as keeper-aide, docent or garden volunteer, find out more below.

Want to be a Special Events Volunteer?

Must be at least 15 years old.

No current postings at this time.

Want to be a Zoo Teen or Camp Counselor?

Teen Volunteers & Camp Counselors: Ages 13 to 19

Teens can explore animal-related careers while gaining work experience. As part of our summer camp and year-round Zoo Teen programs, teen volunteers help teach children and families about the animals, the environment and conservation. Visit the Teen Volunteer page, to sign up. For more information email the Teen Coordinator today or call 916-808-1948.

I volunteer with the Zoo Teen program because I want to give back to an amazing zoo that has provided so many years of entertainment for me and my community. As a zoo teen, I’m learning more on what goes on to making sure a zoo is fully functioning and providing proper education for the public.
Bella Hopkins, Teen Volunteer since 2016

Volunteering as an organization or team?

Throughout the year, Sacramento Zoo hosts a variety of community organizations such as sports teams, campus Greek life, and several local businesses.

For all other volunteer inquiries, email the Volunteer Coordinator.