Adult Volunteers

Engage. Educate. Inspire.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! We are not currently accepting applications at this time. If you’d like to receive a notification when we are recruiting, please email

Our volunteer specialties offer something for everyone:

WCS Now Interpreter

WCS Now Interpreters lead hands on activities and WCS conservation actions at various areas around the park. Strong improvisation skills with a flair for the theatrical a plus! WCS Now Interpreters work a minimum of three 3.5 hour shifts per month year-round.

Expedition Leader

Expedition Leaders lead 60-minute guided inquiry-based explorations of the zoo with groups and families. Bring your passion to exploring the zoo. Expedition Leaders work on an as-needed basis, three 4-hour shifts per month year-round.

Play Partner

Interact with children and their caregivers in the Discovery Center and at our outdoor Nature Playscape. If you love playing, being outside and having dirt under your fingernails, consider this specialty. Play partners work a minimum of two 5-hour shifts per month, weekends only.

Education Assistant

Help with our weekday education classes and camps. Bring your love of teaching and learning to our programs. Education Assistants work as needed, two 4-hour shifts per month minimum.

Special Events Support

Help with fun events. A chance to get your feet wet in the world of volunteering. Special Events Support works sporadic one or two day events.

Hear from our staff

"This program for me was like an escape, every day was exciting and I got to engage with new visitors. Every time I teach someone something new at the zoo, I feel a sense of pride.

WCS Now Interpreter

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