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.
YOU can make a difference!
Gift Shop Volunteers
Duties: Admissions, Purchasing, Gift Shop, Special Events Concesssions Management
Requirements: Weekly commitment of 3 hours
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.
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
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.