Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



Zoo Support Volunteers

Zoo support volunteers work primarily behind the scenes—assisting office personnel, gardeners, and animal keepers, collecting behavioral data, painting, building, and doing other essential work. The minimum age is 18 years old.

Please read about our programs. If you are interested in a program for which we are recruiting, email us from the program page with your name, contact information, and the program(s) in which you are interested. You will be contacted as soon as the program managers are ready to schedule an interview.