Zoo Crew

Zoo Crew!

Zoo Crew volunteers are responsible for working in a variety of positions, including birthday parties, carousel operation, main gate admissions, and other guest services positions as assigned. They work with Guest Services staff, other volunteers and visitors. They activitely interact with Zoo guests sharing general Zoo information and creating positive guest experiences. They are also available to answer questions and will be trained to help with potential issues that could arise.

General Responsibilities:

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  • Sharing Zoo information
  • Positive guest interactions
  • Engaging the Zoo visitors

Training Sessions:

If accepted as a Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens volunteer, an initial volunteer orientation is required prior to beginning volunteer service. Orientation will last approximately one hour. Successful completion of an on-the-job training and introductory period is also required before full acceptance into the Zoo Crew position.


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must commit to one shift per week for at least six months
  • Shift times vary by location; however, the Zoo is open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. every day.
  • Participate in volunteer orientation
  • Successfully complete introductory period
  • Pay a $25.00 training fee for manual and uniform shirt
  • Abide by policies in the Volunteer Handbook
  • Great customer service and abilitiy to work well with visitors
  • Interested in educating public about conservation
  • Must be able to tolerate Florida's weather conditions

Application: Click here for a Zoo Crew application
Acceptance into the program is based on quality of the application and interview.

For more information please contact the Volunteer Office at 407.323.4450 ext. 127 or email volunteers@centralfloridazoo.org.