Adult Volunteer Information
“My time at the Zoo has been the most enjoyable of all my lifelong volunteer activities, and at 70 years old, I’ve certainly done my fair share of volunteering! If I could give testimony to potential Volunteers, I’d tell them to run, not walk, to give their time to Zoo Atlanta.” –Kathleen B.
Go wild... become an Adult Volunteer!
Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at Zoo Atlanta! Zoo Atlanta Adult Volunteers play an essential role in fulfilling the Zoo’s mission to provide an informative, educational and engaging experience for all Zoo Members and guests.  

If you are looking to give back to your community, learn more about our natural world, or just have fun, come discover all of the exciting and unique Adult Volunteer opportunities at Zoo Atlanta!   Whether in education, special events, Zoo ambassadors, horticulture or assisting keepers, Volunteers make a tremendous impact every day. Click here to explore our Adult Volunteer opportunities.
  • Adult Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate
  • Be able to commit one year of volunteer service and commit to 50 service hours per year (approximately 4 hours per month)
  • Purchase a name badge ($5) and uniform t-shirt ($10)
  • Ability to pass a background check 
  • Provide a negative TB test
  • Maintain a current Zoo Atlanta Membership
  • Complete an Adult Volunteer application
  • Attend Volunteer Orientation
Start your incredible journey with our Adult Volunteer Program today! Please fill out our online application.
For further information:
  • Please contact the Volunteer Supervisor at volunteer@zooatlanta.org if you have further questions about everything our Adult Volunteer Program has to offer.  
  • Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about our Volunteer programs.
Please Note: We do not offer one-time community court-appointed opportunities.