Adult Volunteers

Types of Volunteers

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

Zoo Scaper
Assist with landscaping, planting and grounds maintenance.

Green Team
Assist the maintenance team with repairs and construction as needed.

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

Adult Volunteer Application

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 12

Introductory Training Dates: Tuesday, March 18 (6 - 8 pm) & Thursday, March 20 (6 - 8 pm) Please note additional training sessions will be scheduled at a later date.

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


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