They Make the Zoo a Better Place
Volunteer work reaches all corners of the Zoo. With smiles, enthusiasm and passion, volunteers make the Zoo a better place for guests, animals and staff alike. The Zoo would not be the same without them.
“[Volunteers] are fundamental to the spirit of this place” – Ed Smith, Assistant Curator, Amazonia
“Volunteers are essential to making each and every event a success. Without [their] hard work we could not manage the registration points, staff the bars or soda/water stations, respond to vendor needs, provide information to our guests and the list goes on.” – Helen Moore, Event Manager
“Horticulture volunteers are amazing! Pulling weeds, raking and watering plants is not the most glamorous work, but it’s so important. Our volunteers help us make the Zoo a beautiful and inviting space for our visitors and staff. We would be lost without them!” – Tina Scott, Horticulturist
They Never Quit
Their unwavering dedication, commitment and support lifts our spirits both in times of triumph and times of hardship. We know that we can always count on volunteers to be there — calling, emailing or knocking on our door to ask what they can do to help.
“They are so willing to help and dedicated to the animals. We can't thank them enough for it!” – Nikki Maticic, Animal Keeper, Lion/Tiger, Kids’ Farm and Andean Bears
“In these unprecedented times we are currently in, that has never been more apparent. Our loyal and dedicated keeper aides continue to show up for their shifts.” – Becky Malinsky, Assistant Curator, Primates