Volunteer at Palm Beach Zoo
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Volunteer at the Zoo

Volunteer Opportunities

Palm Beach Zoo will open recruitment opportunities for Summer 2023 soon. Please check back for those opportunities. 

Interested in saving wildlife and wild places? Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s mission is to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. By joining our team, you will become a critical part of a conservation organization at a thrilling time as we expand our team to build the Zoo of the future. 

The Palm Beach Zoo Volunteer team is comprised of dedicated people from all across the country who are passionate about conservation! No matter where your talents lie we may have an opportunity for you

Requirements for becoming a Palm Beach Zoo Volunteer:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Work outdoors in the South Florida heat and humidity for long periods of time. Animal Husbandry volunteers also need to physically be able to stoop, bend, reach, lift, carry or push at least 30 pounds over uneven surfaces.
  • Commit to at least one 3-hour shift a week. (You are, of course, welcome to volunteer more if you wish!)
  • Display the following competencies:
    • Hospitality – Creating a welcoming, friendly atmosphere
    • Proactive – Taking the initiative to engage with guests and Zoologists
    • Independence – Ability to follow a schedule with little supervision
    • Public Speaking – Ability to deliver information to a group of people
    • Work with children of varying ages, as well as adults.
    • Complete an on-site orientation. 
  • A fee of $30.00 is required for all trainees; which covers a volunteer shirt, ID badge, orientation materials and background check.

Questions? Please email volunteer@palmbeachzoo.org