Zoo Crew volunteers are individuals who can’t come out regularly or just want to volunteer once but still want to give back to us. Zoo Crew volunteers facilitate guest interactions during special events and projects; they are often the first impression our guests receive. You can join us for events like Zoo Boo Bash, Asian Lantern Festival, Hippity Hop, Sunset at the Zoo, Brews at the Zoo, and so much more! You could be playing games with guests, leading craft activities, providing directions/information, or handing out treats to guests, as just a few examples.
What do Zoo Crew Volunteers do?
Support various special events at the Zoo throughout the year
Greet and direct guests at events
Engage with guests throughout the Zoo and at designated activity stations
Assist with Zoo projects
What are the Next Steps?
Use the link below to input your information and sign up for an event shift.
Watch a virtual event-specific orientation to prepare you for your volunteer shift.
Bring water, wear a plain black shirt or a Zoo shirt, wear weather-appropriate and family-friendly apparel, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring anything else you might need for your shift.
Packing lunch, and snacks, or planning to purchase food in the Zoo are recommended. Breaks will be provided.
Attend the event at your scheduled time and HAVE FUN!
What We Ask of Zoo Crew Volunteers:
Must be over 18 years old.
If you are an adult bringing a minor, it must be pre-approved by the Volunteer Manager, and the child must accompany the adult chaperone at all times. Children must be 13+ years to volunteer.
Participate in a virtual volunteer orientation before your event shift(s).
Provide excellent customer service and demonstrate the ability to work well with guests.
Be interested in engaging with the public about conservation and wildlife.
Must be able to tolerate Florida’s weather conditions.
Abide by policies in the Volunteer Handbook.
If you are interested in becoming a Zoo Crew volunteer at Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, please fill out this form and sign up for an event shift. Once you complete the form, click the Submit button at the bottom.
Please keep in mind thatevery adultwho would like to attend an event volunteer shiftmust submit a form.