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 Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!  We are looking for excited individuals to assist in these areas of the Saginaw Children's Zoo:

  • Commissary  Assist our Zookeepers prepare food and enrichment for our animals!  Variable days, normally morning work.
  • Conservation be an agent for positive change in the world!  Conservation volunteers meet mostly outside the zoo, and throughout the year.  All skill levels and time commitments are welcome - just bring your passion for wildlife!
  • Events Help with a variety of jobs during our special event activities throughout the year. Arts and crafts, reading stories or helping with games are typical activities. If you enjoy interacting with children and meeting new people, you can help us as a Special Events Volunteer!
  • Ride Operator  As a ride operator, you help makes sure visitors are having safe, fun experiences while engaging with the historic Zoo Miniature Train and the only hand-carved carousel in the Great Lakes Bay Region. A valid driver's license is required.  *Handicap accessible train cars will be unveiled in Summer 2018.
  • Gardening Assistants Help with special projects, weeding, planting watering, and other landscaping tasks. Flexible schedules are available during the growing season. Gardening experience is preferred. 

The next few pages are an application through our volunteer management system.  If you have any questions or trouble with the system, please do not hesitate to call us at (989) 759-1408 or e-mail  Otherwise, please complete the following application to the best of your ability and we'll follow up with you as soon as possible.

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