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Posted on: February 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Idaho Falls Zoo Seeks Adult Volunteers for 2020 Season

Adult volunteers

The Idaho Falls Zoo needs YOU!  Adult volunteers are essential to the success of your zoo. They assist with conservation presentations and education programs, special events, grounds and exhibit maintenance, gardening and more. 

Would you like to learn more about zoo volunteering? Great news! Attend one of two informational presentations for prospective volunteers on Tuesday, February 11 OR Wednesday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the William J. Maeck Education Center located at the entrance of the Idaho Falls Zoo.

Applications to volunteer will be available starting Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Idaho Falls Zoo’s website under the Get Involved tab.

Applications for adult volunteers (ages 18+) are due February 28, 2020.

Once accepted, all new volunteers must pass a City background check and attend a series of training programs. Adult volunteers are required to become members of the Zoological Society, purchase a uniform shirt, and may be required to submit medical information. The approximate program fees annually are $50. 

For questions, contact Emily Smith, volunteer coordinator at (208) 612-8453 or


Media Note: For more information or to schedule an interview with zoo staff, contact Public Information Officer, Bud Cranor. 

About Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park: With more than 330 individual animals representing 120 species from all around the globe, the Idaho Falls Zoo has the largest collection of animals in the state of Idaho and is considered the “Best Little Zoo in the West.” Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the zoo participates in 44 national Species Survival Plans. Learn more on ouwebsite.  

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