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Volunteer Opportunities

Support Conservation While Giving Back

Our volunteers are integral to our operation. Adult volunteers, Zoo Teens and Interns comprise the three programs managed by our Volunteer Services Department. Adults may volunteer for year round assignments or for a special event. Zoo Teens begin to learn about careers in zoos and aquariums, as well as gain job skills. Internships allow students to gain valuable real-world experience in areas such as animal care, education and administration. Learn more about each area below.

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Join our team as an Adult Volunteer!

The Zoo is now accepting applications for new Adult Volunteers! Please read below for more information on potential adult volunteer assignments.

Interested? Please complete an application by clicking the button below. After completing your application, you will be asked to RSVP for a Volunteer Program Introduction.

We hope you will join us!

Two teen volunteers show guests an animal skull.
Zoo Teen Volunteers

Have you always wanted to work in a zoo? Would you like to do something “wild” next year?

The Zoo Teen Program presented by Corteva is an exciting way for high school students ages 14 to 18 to explore career opportunities, meet new friends, gain customer service skills, and much more!

The Indianapolis Zoo seeks responsible, reliable, enthusiastic students who are interested in learning about animals, can interact with Zoo guests, and can be role models for their peers. Students of all academic levels will be considered for the program.

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