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, or Administration.

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Becky Salazar, at 928 778-4242 x17 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 VoluntSharronWatkinseers

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

Requirements: Weekly commitment of 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.

ZOO CSES8 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

CIMG4859 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.