Community/Group Volunteers

More than 350,000 guests come through Zoo Boise’s gates each year. We depend on volunteers to provide a fun, educational, and conservation-driven experience for each and every person who comes to Zoo Boise.

Special Events

Zoo Boise hosts a variety of special events throughout the year including Easter EGGstravaganza and Boo at the Zoo. We rely on our community volunteers to make these events a success!

For more information on how to become a special events volunteer, contact the Volunteer Coordinator today. Material fees are not required for this volunteer position. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Please contact at least two weeks in advance.

Community Service Group Projects

Are you part of an organization, such as a work, youth, or school group that is interested in a Community Service Project? Zoo Boise frequently has exhibit enhancement and landscaping projects available.

We currently can accommodate groups during the following times (pending staff availability and excluding special events): Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9AM – 12PM or 1PM – 4PM.

Group Volunteer Policies

Groups interested in volunteering at Zoo Boise must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Contact Zoo Boise at least 6 weeks prior to your volunteer project.
  • Volunteers must be 12 years or older.
  • We can accommodate up to 10 people per group.
  • For volunteers under the age of 18, the group must provide one adult chaperone to every 5 youth. Chaperones are responsible for youth at all times.
  • Group volunteers must identify a group coordinator that is responsible for the safety and well-being of group members, including providing the coordination and supervision for the group while volunteering. The group coordinator should be present with the group through the entirety of the volunteer project.
  • It is the responsibility of the group coordinator to complete and submit the Group Volunteer Waiver (provided by Zoo Boise) by the start of the project.
  • The group understands that they will not receive any monetary compensation for their volunteer services.

For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator today. Material fees are not required for this volunteer position.


No prior animal experience required, but a passion for wildlife and conservation is!

Your Family Can Also Volunteer

Families who would like to volunteer together may do so as Zoo Ambassadors!