Adult Volunteers

Volunteers interact with zoo visitors at Exploration Stations, assist with community outreach through our Zoomobile program, and help with zoo special events. 

Adult Volunteer Program Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Donate a minimum of 50 volunteer hours annually

  • Maintain an annual Tautphaus Park Zoological Society (TPZS) Membership

  • Provide proof of current tetanus booster, and (if invited to assist in the Primate Center) proof of a negative tuberculosis test every two years. Contact your physician or District 7 Health Department for costs and details. 

  • Complete mandatory training sessions

  • Purchase a uniform shirt ($17- $20), and supply own black pants or shorts

Volunteer Benefits

  • 50% discount on annual TPZS membership fee
  • 20% discount in the Zoo Giftshop
  • Zoo and special event admission *as detailed in the TPZS membership you purchase
  • Opportunity to serve in a beautiful, dynamic setting, and connect with people of similar interests
  • Monthly digital newsletter
  • Opportunities for additional training and continued learning
Volunteer walking donkey


 2023 volunteer recruitment has ended. Look for 2024 applications right here next January.

Questions? Contact Kathryn Farley in the volunteer department at 208-612-8453 or email