Blank Park Zoo is looking for energetic individuals who want to volunteer in a fun and exotic environment. Join our pride of volunteers today!
You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17 please read the section on Zoo Crew and complete a special Zoo Crew application.
We offer lots of great benefits, flexible hours and a large variety of things to do! Click the links below to look at a few of the opportunities we have…
Here's what you need to start volunteering.
PLEASE NOTE - IF YOU ONLY WANT TO VOLUNTEER FOR NIGHT EYES, YOU DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT THE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION. Please check back August 2020 for Night Eyes volunteering.
Zoo Crew is a special opportunity for youth ages 13-17 to volunteer at the Zoo! The purpose of the Zoo Crew programs is to engage young adults in volunteer opportunities, instill knowledge about the zoo, and inspire an appreciation for the natural world. First year Zoo Crew volunteer opportunities include: assisting Summer Safari camp counselors with preschool campers, providing information about the zoo as guest service and education/conservation guides, and keeping the zoo beautiful. Zoo Crew volunteers are also encouraged to volunteer during family friendly special events!
Applications for the 2020 program are no longer being accepted. Please click here for more information.
*Questions? Please email Erica Carnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 515-974-2543.
Looking to get out of the Office? We have opportunities for groups to volunteer at the zoo, volunteers must be 13 or older and adult supervision must be present for teen groups. Service projects usually involve zoo clean up, painting, special event set up, and light construction projects. To schedule a volunteer day please fill out the Group Volunteer Form and send it to the volunteer manager.
Please note: we do not have opportunities for volunteer groups to work with our animals.
Blank Park Zoo does not offer community service opportuinities for anyone under the age of 18.
To engage the community in meaningful volunteer opportunities, instill knowledge, enhance the zoo visitor’s experience, and inspire an appreciation for the natural world.