NGZ is a great place to volunteer. We have a family friendly experience with lots of perks for our volunteers.
We have volunteer opportunities at all levels and experience! Single, Married, Family Retired and Teens all love to volunteer at NGZ.
You may choose to volunteer in specific areas or in all the areas. You can volunteer as little or as much as you want. We want to help you work with us!
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities that you may request, choose from.
Level One opportunities:
*Assist with visitor experience in the farm/ petting area.
Which includes but not limited to helping children pet and feed the animals, overseeing grooming sessions and helping keep the area clean
*Maintenance and projects: Always projects needing done. Cleaning, repairing, shoveling
* Assist Keepers with cleaning.
*Large events & groups: General help from parking, running games and activates, directing people and more
*Backing up wildlife walks, assisting staff as needed
*Traveling out to outreach programs with staff
* Fundraising assistance
*Promotions -helping us get the word out!
Level 2 Opportunities
*Must have completed 50 volunteer hours within a year in order to move to a level 2 volunteer. Ages 13 and up.
* Assist in helping and training new volunteers including children.
*Assist with camp, children programs and special activities
*Trained on doing mini animal encounters with a few small animals.
*Oversea the petting zoo pen activities including bottle feeding, grooming, baby animals.
* Assist zookeepers in feeding and caring for certain animals.
* Gift shop/retail/ booth assistance
Level 3 opportunities
(requires a 10 month commitment a minimum of 20-30 hours a month and scheduled training dates- you must also put in 100 hours total of volunteer time before you move to level 2 and be approved for level 2.)
* Leading wildlife walks
* Camel Encounter guide
* Animal / show presenter
* Bottle feeding supervisor
* Zoo nursery assistant
* Level 3 exotic animal training assistant
*Small outreach programs
* Live animals for promotions outreach program.
* Assist in TV and media Appearances
*Assist in rehabbing animals
*Implement activities and small events/fundraisers/ promotional opportunities upon approval.
*Assist zookeepers in preparing food, feeding, cleaning, enrichment and training of animals.
Simply fill out the General Volunteer Form and email it back in. If you have certain preferences or areas you want to volunteer in or don't want to volunteer in. Please not that on your volunteer form.
Volunteers can start as soon as the form is received. Level one volunteer opportunities are on days that the zoo is open to the public.