Zoo Boise

Zoo Ambassador (18+)

Zoo Ambassador


Zoo Ambassadors will welcome and assist visitors by greeting them at the front entrance, presenting animal biofacts and activities, and educating visitors at our Zoo Farm. They will provide information to visitors concerning the Zoo, the Zoo Boise Conservation Fund, directions, guidelines, programs and events.



  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must commit to a minimum of 24 hours between May 14th-September 4th (at least 3 times per month)

Shift Times: 10:00AM-12:00PM, 12:00PM-2:00PM, 2:00PM-4:00PM

  • Commit to volunteering at one special event OR rental per year
  • Must complete an 8-hour volunteer orientation
  • Successfully complete an introductory period of 10 hours
  • Pay a $20 volunteer fee
        • Note: financial assistance is available, please contact the Volunteer Services Office for more details
  • Attend a volunteer interview
  • Abide by all policies in the Volunteer Handbook
  • Enjoy working with people of all ages
  • Desire to further develop customer service, public speaking, and teaching skills (training provided)
  • Interested in education the public about wildlife conservation
  • Must submit a negative TB test at own expense
  • Must be willing to submit to a Federal background check if deemed necessary by Zoo Boise staff


  • Unlimited admission to Zoo Boise for length of volunteer service
  • Discounts on education programs and gift shop or food café purchases

Zoo Boise Day Passes – Receive one-day pass for every 15 volunteer hours completed