Categories: How You Can Help,Volunteer


Austin Zoo welcomes individuals interested in joining our volunteer program!


  • 18 years of age
  • U.S. citizen or current work visa, student visa or green card
  • Current driver’s license or valid identification card
  • Ability to volunteer at least 8 hours per month
  • Have a positive attitude and strictly adhere to our policies, procedures, grooming and Guest Relations Guidelines
  • Complete an online application
  • Successfully complete an interview

Please note that our volunteer opportunities are primarily long-term. We invest a great deal of resources into our volunteer program and do not offer one-time/short-term community service projects. Thank you!


Click here to download the application. Complete and return the application to us in one of the following ways:

Email: info@austinzoo.org

Mail: Austin Zoo
Attn: Volunteer Program
PO Box 91808
Austin, TX 78709

Drop your application off at our Gift Shop during regular business hours, 9:30am-5:00pm, Monday through Sunday.

We have three shifts available, seven days a week.

  • 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • 2:00pm – 6:00pm


  • Laundry
  • Kitchen duties
  • Food prep for animals
  • Habitat maintenance
  • Occasional grounds keeping projects
  • Assisting in our Gift Shop

Working directly with an animal is rare.

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