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Zoo Interpreter

Adults 18 and older


Facilitate hands-on educational opportunities, assist with animal feeding interactions with guests, and visual displays as you interact with Zoo guests.


  • Educate the public at multiple different locations throughout the Zoo
  • Educate about animal conservation
  • Utilize bio-facts to educate guests
  • Make animal observations and interpret their behaviors for the public
  • Assist staff members with animal feeding interactions for guests
    • There is no animal handling in this program

Training Sessions:

We bring on new Zoo Interpreter Volunteers about every other month. We send out invites to attend an orientation about one month before the scheduled date. If accepted as a Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens volunteer, an initial volunteer orientation is required before beginning volunteer service. Completing an on-the-job training and introductory period is also required before full acceptance into the Zoo Interpreter volunteer position.


  • Must be over 18 years old.
  • Must commit to one shift per week for six months or more.
  • Pass training program with 80% or higher.
  • Participate in volunteer orientation.
  • Successfully completed introductory period.
  • Pay a $25 training fee for a manual and uniform shirt.
  • Abide by policies in the Volunteer Handbook.
  • Provide excellent customer service and demonstrate the ability to work well with visitors.
  • Be interested in educating the public about conservation.
  • Must be able to tolerate Florida’s weather conditions.


Contact the Volunteer Office at 407.323.4450 ext. 127 or email volunteers@centralfloridazoo.org


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