Adult and ZooCorps teen volunteers are the heart of our mission to save animals.


Thank you for your interest in the voluteer program at Woodland Park Zoo! We have completed our 2018 volunteer recruitment period. Look for information on 2019 volunteer recruitment on December 1.

Volunteers are ambassadors for Woodland Park Zoo and an important part of our zoo team.  We seek individuals available for a long-term commitment who are excited about engaging with and inspiring our guests.

The primary focus of zoo volunteers is interacting with zoo guests.  Volunteers rove the zoo offering information and assistance, participate in public programs offered at the zoo, and help at a variety of special events.

Once established within the program, volunteers also have the opportunity to apply in other aspects of the zoo's operations: from animal care to horticulture to education, as well as leadership roles within our volunteer program.

Our program offers all volunteers opportunities to continuously learn more about conservation and animals, and to make an impact every day through this active role in the zoo community.


Adult Volunteer Program Requirements

The Woodland Park Zoo Adult Volunteer Program requires:

  • A minimum one-year commitment
  • Volunteer service at least 6 hours per month
  • A one-time $30 program fee (there is no fee to apply)
  • Successful completion of Zoo Ambassador Training

Read more about volunteer training, activities and positions

Current WPZ Adult Volunteer VIC Access (click here)



Current ZooCorps Volunteers

Current WPZ ZooCorps VIC Access (click here)

ZooCorps Volunteer Program "under construction" for 2019

Thank you for visiting our page. We are excited to be undergoing significant renovations to our youth programs at Woodland Park Zoo. For this reason, we will not be accepting new ZooCorps volunteers for 2019. Stay tuned for new and exciting ways to engage in Woodland Park Zoo's mission and conservation movement to stand together for wildlife. 

In the meantime, consider joining the Seattle Youth Climate Action Network to receive monthly emails about upcoming events and activities happening in your community!



Service Projects

Woodland Park Zoo is currently not accepting new service groups.


Other Opportunities

Short-term volunteer opportunities:

Jungle Party


Contact us

Adult Volunteer Program

If you cannot find the answers to your questions about volunteering or need additional help please contact program staff at 206.548.2450


ZooCorps Teen Volunteer Program

ZooCorps Teen Program staff at 206.548.2699 or zoocorps@zoo.org