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Volunteers are the pride of Zoo Miami - join our pride today!


Adult Volunteer Program

Do you want to be a part of a zoologocial organization that seeks to connect guests to wildlife which provides the opportunity for guests to care and support conservation? Then Zoo Miami is the place for you! Volunteers play an important role in creating engaging guest experiences and supporting zoo staff.  Join our zoo family and be a part of the team!

Guests Engagement - Provide engaging customer service and talk to guests about the animals and how they can help.

Administration - Whether its filing or answering phone calls, there is always office work to be done.

Animal Nutrtition Center - Help prep diet with zoo staff for all the hungry animals.

Please click the Adult Volunteer Info/Application Packet below for more details and to apply or request more information through our Adult Volunteer Request link.

Adult Volunteer Info/Application Packet 

Adult Volunteer Request 


Information Session

August 11, 2018

Applications Due

August 18, 2018


August 24 & 25, 2018

Orientation/Training #1

September 22, 2018

Orientation/Training #2

September 29, 2018


Teen Volunteer Programs

We offer three different volunteer opportunities for teenages in Grades 9-12: specialized Conservation Teen Scientists and Camp Teen Volunteers and Commuinity Service Volunteers.


Conservation Teen Scientists

The Conservation Teen Scientist program (CTS) is an opportunity for 9th-12th graders to join our zoo team as you develop practical life skills (public speaking, team building, etc.) and increase your knowledge in the arena of environmental sciences.  Interpret at exhibits while assisting with customer service and events while simultaneously receiving the opportunity to network with experts in their field, go on field trips, receive community service hours, and receive animal handling training with ambassador animals after 1 year of participation. 

The program is a yearly commitment with 15 days over the summer and 2 days per month during the school year.  Only a certain number of applicants will be accepted into the program.  To apply please download the application and turn in the requested materials to the Zoo Miami Foundation (instructions within application).

Next recruitment is Summer 2019.

CTS Application Form

Applications Due

April 30


May 11

Parent/Child Orientation

June 1


June 17-21

Camp Teen Volunteer

The Camp Teen Volunteers assist during spring, summer and winter break sessions.  They will be working with children as well as completing various task assigned.  This program is sponsored by Zoo Miami Foundation.  Further questions should be directed to Zoo Miami  Foundation Volunteer Coordinator at 305-255-5551. 

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED NOW!  Next recruitment will open Fall 2018.

Camp Teen Volunteer Application

Camp Teen Volunteer Information Request

  Spring Camp Summer Camp Winter Camp

Information Session




Applications Due




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Student Orientation/Training




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Community Service Volunteer

The community service volunteers have assignements that involve working closely with zoo staff in providing customer sevice at the zoo admission and revenue concession operations.  Various tasks include providing information and direction to guests, validation of tickets, assiting in preparing equiment for rentals, assisting with crowd control, and other related duties.  This program is sponsored by Zoo Miami.  Further questions should be directed to the zoo front desk at 305-251-0400.


Group Volunteer Program

We also welcome volunteers from companies, scout troops, fraternities, and other community groups to assist with one-time projects and events around the Zoo Miami. These projects provide an invaluable service to the Zoo while also providing a wonderful opportunity for groups to spend quality time together. We can tailor a program of activities that is right for your group.

Please contact or 305-251-0400 to make arrangements.

Become a Member

Enjoy free admission, exclusive events and deals throughout the year, discounts inside the Zoo and more! Plus, your membership helps support our mission in conservation and education, making your Zoo better for you.

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