Be Part of the Team
Share your enthusiasm for wildlife with NYC zoo and aquarium visitors. Volunteers may lead guided tours, assist zoo educators, chat with guests at exhibits, and assist keepers with animal care.
Bronx Zoo Volunteer Program
The Bronx Zoo offers two volunteer programs. As a docent with the Friends of the Zoo, you’ll help out the Education Department by leading schoolchildren and other groups on guided tours of exhibits and assisting in our environmental education programs. As a volunteer ambassador, you’ll work with the Guest Relations Department to help provide the best possible guest experience to our zoo visitors.
Central Park Zoo Volunteer Program
Become a Wildlife Guide at one of the nation’s greatest institutions. You’ll assist the Education Department at the Central Park Zoo in engaging in inquiry-based discussions with zoo visitors, interacting with guests at the information cart, offering administrative support, leading tours, reading to children during our story time activities, and participating in a variety of events and educational programs.
New York Aquarium Volunteer Programs
Become an Aquarium volunteer and help staff exhibits; assist keepers with animal care, training, and exhibit maintenance; teach visitors about marine conservation; or work at events and education programs. We offer three volunteer programs with unique responsibilities.
Prospect Park Zoo Volunteer Program
The Prospect Park Zoo offers two ways to volunteer. As a Discovery Guide, you’ll answer questions about animals, direct visitors around the zoo, help out at special events and run children’s activities. As an Education Docent you’ll interpret animal exhibits, lead tours, interact with families in the Discovery Center, assist with educational programs, and have the opportunity to train as a narrator for daily Sea Lion feedings.
Queens Zoo Volunteer Program
Volunteers at the Queens Zoo work with the Education Department. As a member of the team, you'll teach schoolchildren and other visitors about animals by leading
guided tours, assisting with special programs and events, speaking at
narrated feedings, and helping with arts and crafts activities.