Sacramento Zoo

Zoo Ambassador

Make a commitment to wildlife, to your community, and to conservation– join the Sacramento Zoo volunteer team! The Sacramento Zoo sees over 500,000 visitors each year, and volunteers are critical in making each person’s visit a magical one.  Whether it’s greeting guests, scooping ice cream, or scooping poop, your contribution makes a huge impact in the success of this wonderful community Zoo.

Title: Zoo Ambassador (Entry level position): Ages 15 & up

The Sacramento Zoo is currently accepting applications for Zoo Ambassadors, the Level 1 volunteer position. All new volunteers must begin as a Zoo Ambassador before moving on to additional programs.

Zoo Ambassadors can participate a variety of different roles:

  • Front gate greeting and assistance
  • Grounds clean up
  • Special events
  • Zoo guides
  • Other special projects

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements:

  • Must be 15 years or older
  • Complete an online application
  • Have a valid email address
  • Pay application fee of $20- an email following your submitted application will contain payment information
  • Attend and complete Zoo Ambassador orientation
    • Next scheduled orientation: Sunday, March 5th, 1:00pm-4:00pm.
  • Commit to volunteer 15 hours annually
  • Adhere to the guidelines of the Volunteer Programs as specified in the Volunteer Handbook (received during orientation)


Once a Zoo Ambassador has completed a minimum of 15 volunteer hours, they have the opportunity to train in additional programs.