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.
Docents are volunteer educators who provide information talks for zoo visitors. You’ll learn about the exciting animals that live at the zoo and current conservation issues worldwide.
Docents, managed by the zoo’s education department, are friendly, fun-loving and knowledgeable volunteer adults (18 and over) who conduct the various educational programs at the zoo and in the community on behalf of the zoo. They help visitors and school children learn about animals and conservation by setting up and staffing education stations, providing spot talks in front of animal enclosures, assisting zoo visitors and answering questions, and ensuring that biofacts are used and stored properly. As our eyes and ears on grounds they also assist with the assurance of public safety.
Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2022 Sacramento Zoo Docent program. Please check back later.
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.
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.