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Adult Volunteer Applications Are Open!

Date & Time
August 4, 2022 - September 9, 2022

Contact Information

Adult volunteers are the Pride of Zoo Miami!

If you are looking for a fulfilling way to get involved in your local community, the zoo may be the perfect place for you. Our adult volunteers are at the forefront of guest experience, making meaningful contacts with tens of thousands of people each year.  

Opportunities include assisting our Critter Connection team in the Wacky Barn, helping to prepare animal diets in our zoo kitchen, assisting guests as an Ambassador, and more! 

Benefits include: 

  • Discounts throughout the zoo on food and souvenirs 
  • Free zoo admission for you and 6 others  
  • Volunteer exclusive events including appreciation dinners and field trips  
  • Free and discounted admission to other participating attractions 
  • And more!  

Applicants are required to: 

  1. Be 18 years or older (Check out our teen opportunities starting at 14 years old!) 
  2. Complete an application and attend an informational session at the zoo 
  3. Pass a national background check 
  4. If accepted into the program, attend a two-day orientation and commit to 70 hours of volunteer service per year 

Our program offers room for growth, with a tiered volunteer system designed to educate and challenge you as you spend more time at the zoo. 

We welcome a new class each spring and fall, with applications being posted here on the website in February and August. 

This program is sponsored by Zoo Miami Foundation.  Further questions should be directed to 

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