Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Reid Park Zoo! Click on the bars below to explore volunteer opportunities.

Please note: Reid Park Zoo does not offer job shadowing or court ordered community service opportunities.  Volunteers and interns are not scheduled with the veterinarians or in the health center, and do not work with primate or carnivore species.  Internships are unpaid and the Zoo does not provide housing. Reid Park Zoo employees are not eligible to volunteer or intern at the Zoo.

To help ensure the protection of the Zoo’s animal population, Animal Area interns and volunteers are required to provide proof they have received the bivalent COVID-19 booster (received in or after September 2022).

Internship application due dates are:

  • October 1 for consideration for spring semester internships
  • March 1 for consideration for summer semester internships
  • March 1 for consideration for fall semester internships

If you submit an online application and don’t receive an acknowledgement email from a staff member within 72 hours, please email us at volunteer@reidparkzoo.org