Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



Benefits of Volunteering with FONZ

As well as the joy of being in a wonderful place with dedicated people, and learning about and helping extraordinary animals, volunteers who meet the requirements receive:

  • Free parking
  • 20-percent discount in National Zoo Stores
  • 30-percent discount at the Mane Restaurant and at food shops that have a cash register
  • Use of the FONZ library and volunteer lounge/kitchen
  • A discount when joining FONZ
  • Invitations to the annual volunteer appreciation events
  • Supplemental accident insurance during your volunteer shift
  • Free membership in the Volunteer Association at the National Zoo