Volunteer Programs

As an Abilene Zoo volunteer, you can have a great impact by using your talents to enhance the experience of the zoo guests and provide staff support.

Volunteer Opportunity Tuesday, May 31, 2022, & Thursday, June 2, 2022

Come help keeper staff make Butterfly Enrichment! The Animal Care Staff at the Abilene Zoo is getting ready for Butterfly Education & Awareness Day and will be creating fun craft projects for the animals and we need your help!  sign-up here

 

General Requirements to Become a Docent

We are looking to increase our guest experience on animal tours, birthday parties, and school groups with the help of a docent.  A docent is a person who acts as a guide, on a voluntary basis, at a zoo, in a museum or art gallery.  This program will be part of our education volunteer program.

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Completed application 
  • Interview with the Education Manager 
  • Be physically capable of performing tasks required for your position and able to follow directions
  • Be able to work in a variety of environments; including outside at times in variable and inclement weather
  • Fulfilling the time requirements for the job which you have applied
  • Completed background check
  • Signed acknowledgment of receipt of volunteer handbook and guidelines
  • Completion of training – all sessions required
  • Payment of training fee – $20
Apply to Become a Docent

General Requirements to Become an Animal Care and Bird Rehabilitation Volunteer:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Completed application 
  • Interview to determine the best fit 
  • Be physically capable of performing tasks required for your position and able to follow directions
  • Be able to work in a variety of environments; including outside at times in variable and inclement weather
  • Fulfilling the time requirements for the job which you have applied
  • Completed background check
  • Proof of TB test with negative results on file
  • Signed acknowledgment of receipt of volunteer handbook and guidelines
  • Completion of training – all sessions required
  • Payment of training fee – $20
Click Here to Apply

Group Volunteer Request

Abilene Zoo welcomes corporate, military, school, and other volunteer groups to meet the needs of the zoo.

Group Volunteer Request Form

General Requirements to Become an Event Volunteer:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Complete sign up form for the event when posted 
  • Be physically capable of performing tasks required and able to follow directions
  • Be able to work in a variety of environments; including outside at times in variable and inclement weather
  • Fulfilling the time requirements for the event shift 
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