Volunteer at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary

Why Volunteer?

We can think of dozens of reasons why you should volunteer. Helping others and making a difference are just two. Once you’ve figured out why to volunteer, we can help you find a great opportunity here at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary!

Volunteer opportunities are available in any of the following departments:


Gift Shop, Living Collections, Education (Docents), Facilities, Marketing & Events, and/or Administration.

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Becky Salazar, at 928.778.4242, ext. 17 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.
Or, CLICK HERE for a volunteer application.

YOU can make a difference!

Gift Shop Volunteers

Duties: Admissions, Purchasing, Gift Shop, Special Events Concesssions Management

Requirements: Weekly commitment of at least 3 hours

CIMG2930 Living Collections Volunteers

Duties: Diet Prep, Food, Kitchen Maintenance, Enclosure Cleaning, Produce and Meat Pickup, Behavioral Enrichment, Conservation Team (triage, animal pickup, delivery)

Requirements: Special training required, willingness to "get dirty," weekly commitment minimum of 4 hours, negative TB test, must be 21 or older.

Education Volunteers (Docents)

Duties: Guided Tours, Outreaches, Educating the Public, Camp Instructors, Special Programs, Event Presentations, Animal Handling, Education Booths

Requirements: Special training classes, flexible schedule following training, purchase training packet, negative TB test, must be 18 or older. Click here for more information on becoming a docent.

 Facilities Volunteers

Duties: Custodial, Landscape/Maintenance, Construction Assistance, Electrical, Plumbing, General facility maintenance, Event Setup/Teardown

Requirements: Experience in area or willingness to learn, wear appropriate clothing/shoes, flexible schedule

Marketing and Events Volunteers

Duties: Special Events, Mailers, Media, Promotional Booths, Fundraising, Development, Donor Relations

Requirements: Enthusiastic, experience or desire to learn more about sales, advertising, marketing, and/or fundraising with a flexible schedule

CIMG3890 Administration Volunteers

Duties: Clerical, Office Duties, Membership, Adoptions, Supply Purchase, Errands, Grant Writing

Requirements: Experience in the area or willingness to learn, weekly/monthly commitments


If you are between the ages of 13 and 18 and are interested in volunteering at HPZS, consider the ZooTeen Program.