Family Volunteer Program
“My son, a Zoo Family Volunteer, still talks about Earth Day two years ago when we used blenders, screens and irons to 'recycle' old paper into new paper. A guest commented on him being 'the youngest zookeeper' they'd ever seen as he was holding up earthworms for guests who didn't want to dig into the box themselves.” -Susan Darnell, Family Volunteer
Connecting kids to conservation…
If your family is looking to give back to your community while spending time together, learn more about our natural world, or just have fun, come discover all of the exciting and unique Family Volunteer opportunities at Zoo Atlanta!  
The Family Volunteer Program offers families the opportunity to develop public speaking skills, expand their conservation awareness, and instill a lifetime commitment to giving back to their community. Our dynamic Family Volunteers make a difference for wildlife by inspiring our guests to appreciate animals and helping to provide a lively, fun and educational experience to guests. Click here to explore our Family Volunteer opportunities.
  • Children ages 8-13 years of age with a parent(s)
  • Be able to commit one year of volunteer service and commit to 50 service hours per year as family (approximately 4 hours per month)
  • Purchase a name badge ($5) and uniform t-shirt ($10) for each family member
  • Ability to pass a background check (adults only)
  • Provide a negative TB test for each family member
  • Maintain a current Zoo Atlanta Family Membership 
  • Complete a Family Volunteer application
  • Attend Volunteer Orientation

Important Dates for the 2016:

Please fill out and submit a Family Volunteer Application by July 15,  2016. Family Volunteer Orientation will be late July 2016.
For further information:
  • Please contact the Volunteen Supervisor at teenvolunteer@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.