Volunteer with Us!

Volunteering at the Baton Rouge Zoo is a fun, challenging, and rewarding experience. Whether you're someone who loves gardening, working with animals, volunteering at community events or helping out with light officework, there's something here for you! Among our many needs, some of our more popular adult volunteer positions include:

Administrative Office Volunteers 

Help in the Zoo offices with a variety of important tasks from stuffing envelopes to preparing for special events.

Animal Department Volunteers

Help animal keepers with their daily duties that include cleaning, raking, feeding and animal enrichment. Please note that volunteers are limited to the areas of large hoof stock, mixed hoof stock, North America, aquarium, and kids zoo.

Education Volunteers

Help with general animal care and diets, Wildlife Safari Amphitheatre programs, bio-fact carts, crafts, camps, animal encounters and animal demonstrations.

Guest Services Volunteers

Help greet guests and school groups as they enter the Zoo! 

Horticulture Volunteers 

Help assist our horticultural staff in maintaining zoo grounds, so they stay healthy and beautiful.

Special Event Volunteers

Help us put on everyone's favorite events--from Zippity Zoo Fest to Brew at the Zoo to ZooLights! 


  • Commitment to volunteer at least 30 hours per year
  • Volunteer at at least two special events
  • Submit to a background check
  • Take a TB test
  • Pay a one-time $50 volunteer fee (to be collected after orientation). This one-time fee covers necessary materials, name tag and volunteer polo.

To apply for volunteer opportunities at the Zoo today, please complete our online application or email volunteers@brzoo.org

Looking for Teen Volunteer Opportunities?

We call our teen volunteers Zoo Krewe. Click here to to learn about this exciting group and volunteer opportunities for teens.