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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?

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteering opportunities are limited. The Sacramento Zoo requires all volunteers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Want to be a Special Events Volunteer?

Must be at least 15 years old.

Please note that event volunteering opportunities are temporarily unavailable. Please check back later. 

Want to be a Zoo Teen or Camp Counselor?

Teen Volunteers & Camp Counselors: Ages 13 to 19

Please note that teen volunteering opportunities are currently unavailable. Check back in Summer 2023 when teen volunteer applications will be accepted.

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. For questions email the Education Director.

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?

Please note that we do not currently have opportunities for groups to volunteer, but are keeping a list of interested parties. Contact the Director of Education to be added to the list.\

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 Director of Education.