Adult Volunteers

Adult Volunteers

Volunteers play an essential role in fulfilling Alexandria Zoo's mission!

Volunteers donate hundreds of hours of their time, talents and energy in support of the Zoo. We're looking for adults with great people skills and a love for animals and conservation.

Volunteer Opportunities


Education volunteers are our frontline educators and assist zoo staff with education programs such as on-site animal encounters, field trip and outreach programs, tours, birthday parties, classes, and events. Their main responsibility is to connect zoo visitors with the natural world and support the zoo's conservation education mission.

Guest Services

Guest Service volunteers are enthusiastic, people-oriented volunteers who interact with guests during regular operating hours, special events, and rentals and provide friendly customer service. These volunteers help our guests maximize their time and experience at the Zoo by greeting guests, handing out maps/brochures, giving directions, and answering guests’ questions about the zoo and zoo programs.

Green Team

Green Team volunteers are vital to keeping the zoo grounds looking colorful all year long! Duties include planting, pruning, weeding, watering, and all forms of plant maintenance. These volunteers may assist the maintenance team with repairs and construction as needed.

Animal Care

Animal Care volunteers assist keepers with daily duties, special projects, the creation and implementation of animal enrichment activities, and diet preparation for animals throughout the zoo. Work may include, but is not limited to, cleaning pools, raking, chopping, weighing and measuring produce and meats, washing dishes, and building enrichment.

Special Events

Special Event volunteers do a variety of jobs including planning, set-up, zoo decoration, greeting guests, running games and booths, supervising the grounds and event clean-up for the Zoo’s major special events and Lagniappe Series activities.

Adult Volunteers

Interested in becoming a Zoo volunteer? Great!

Here are a few requirements for applicants:

  • 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


Applications will be accepted November 1 - December 31. Training is held in January.

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Alexandria Zoo
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Alexandria, LA 71301


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