Adult Volunteers

Types of Volunteers

Assist primarily in the area of education. Also assist zookeepers and with activities listed below.

Green Team
Assist with landscaping, planting and grounds maintenance.
Assist the maintenance team with repairs and construction as needed.

Guest Services
Assist with special events, office work, and guest relations.

Applicants Should:

  • Be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Like people, especially children, as much as animals
  • Be a member of FOTAZ (Friends of the Alexandria Zoo)
  • Be willing to donate at least 60 hours of service throughout the year
  • Attend applicable training sessions (no make-up sessions are held)
  • Pay a $25 registration fee

Adult Volunteer applications for training during 2015 will be accepted through Monday, February 16.


All categories of volunteering learn the basics of zoo operation. Docents require additional training sessions.