Adult Volunteers

Adult Volunteers

Volunteers play an essential role in fulfilling the 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.

Types of Adult Volunteers



Assist primarily in the area of education. Assist zookeepers. Assist with Green Team and Guest Services volunteer activities.


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.

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

Volunteer Training

Volunteer training is held once a year in the Spring. Applications are accepted through January 31, 2017.

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day


Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810