Organization Policies

How do you want to help the Zoo?




Train Operator

All Aboard! Sign up NOW for your spot to be a Train Operator for the 2020 season. All training is provided. Operators must be aged 18 or older.

Carousel Operator

Is the carousel more your style?  Sign up to be an Operator today!  All training is provided. Operators must be aged 18 or older.

Garden Assistant

Do you have a green thumb? If you are interested in a regular volunteer schedule at the Zoo, the Gardening Assistant job may be for you!  Separate from the Adopt-a-Garden program, the Zoo regularly requires garden upkeep and sprucing up throughout the season.  Sign up today!


If you are interested instead in our Adopt-a-Garden program to have your own little spot, contact or (989) 759-1408 to get on our waiting list.  


Special Events

Did you have a great time at one of our special events?
You can help visitors create lasting memories and have fun
at the Zoo, too! Special Event Volunteers help activities run
smoothly on our busiest days and assist with community
outreaches. This opportunity is perfect for you if you would
like to volunteer on the weekends a couple times a month.


Do you want hands-on experiences and like to get messy?
Conservation volunteers make a difference in our
community’s wildlife habitats that make a global impact!

River Clean-Up Volunteers


If you have a passion for inspiring others, being an
Education Volunteer might be a great fit. Assisting with
Zoo Camps, Hatchlings, amphitheater shows, and more,
you help create extraordinary experiences for all!


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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Username must not start with space
Username must not end with space
Username must not have two or more spaces in a row

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