Virginia Zoo

For prospective volunteers:

We appreciate your interest in volunteering with us!

Zoo Crew applicants can see a list of potential volunteer positions below. You can select the position(s) you are interested in on your application. Right now, we are doing a targeted intake for those interested specifically in our "Trail Host & Discovery Carts Interpreter" role. This role requires a more intensive training and onboarding process than our other roles, though you will also qualify for other roles after completion. You can access the application for this opportunity here.

If you are not interested in this role, you can fill out our general Zoo Crew application here. We will begin reviewing those applications on July 1, 2021.

Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted about the next steps in the process.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us.

Thank you,

Volunteer Department

Virginia Zoo

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Mission Statement

Virginia Zoo's Mission:

The Virginia Zoo is committed engaging our community in taking action to save the world's wildlife and their ecosystems.

Virginia Zoo Volunteer Department Mission:

The Virginia Zoo Volunteer Department helps connect the zoo to the local community and provides resources necessary to the zoo to achieve its mission of saving and protecting the world’s wildlife.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee of the Virginia Zoo’s Zoo Crew is dedicated to understanding and improving measures of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion within the Zoo Crew program and zoo at large through the lenses of volunteer recruitment, retention, and guest experience.

D&I Committee Contact: Diana Burson, dgburson (at) gmail (dot) com