Minnesota Zoo Volunteers



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Welcome to the Minnesota Zoo Volunteer Portal

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Minnesota Zoo.

We are committed to volunteers having a fulfilling volunteer experience at the zoo and look forward to receiving your application.

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Guest Engagement - Farm

Participate in an information session to determine if the Wells Fargo Family  Farm Volunteer opportunity is a good match for you. You will have a chance to find out more details on the kinds of tasks assigned, the commitment expected from each volunteer, scheduling and training requirements.

If you will be under the age of 18 on June 1st, you must bring along a parent or guardian. Due to space limitations, we request that only one parent or guardian (no siblings or friends please) attend the session with you.

Please note:  All farm volunteers must provide a copy of a negative TB test to the Volunteer Office before beginning volunteer training.  The Zoo does not cover the cost of the test.

Guest Engagement - Seasonal Exhibit

Seasonal Exhibit

Participate in an information session to determine if the Guest Engagement - Seasonal Exhibit Interpreter opportunity is a good match for you. You will have a chance to find out more details on the volunteering in our Llama Trek and the Touch Pools in Discovery Bay, the commitment expected from each volunteer, scheduling and training requirements.

If you will be under the age of 18 on June 1st, you must bring along a parent or guardian. Due to space limitations, we request that only one parent or guardian (no siblings or friends please) attend the session with you.

 

Guest Experience Program

Participate in an information session to determine if one of these programs is a good match for you: Events, Carousel and Summer Outdoor Concerts. You will have a chance to find out more details on the kinds of tasks assigned, the commitment expected from each volunteer, scheduling and training requirements.

You must be 18 and older to participate in this program. 

ZooTeen

Participate in an information session to determine if the ZooTeen Volunteer opportunity is a good match for you. You will have a chance to find out more details on the kinds of tasks assigned, the commitment expected from each ZooTeen, scheduling and training requirements.

Applicants must be 13 by June 1st to participate in the ZooTeen program, and you must bring along a parent or guardian. Due to space limitations, we request that only one parent or guardian (no siblings or friends please) attend the session with you.

About Us

Vision: Our vision is a future where wildlife thrives in Minnesota and beyond.

Mission: The Minnesota Zoo connects people animals and the natural world to save wildlife.

Values: Stewardship, Excellence with Integrity, Smart Fun, Engage to Inspire, Diversity and Inclusion.