Volunteer

Be Part of the Team

Share your enthusiasm for wildlife with NYC zoo and aquarium visitors. Volunteers may lead guided tours, assist zoo educators, chat with guests at exhibits, and assist keepers with animal care.

Bronx Zoo Volunteer Program

The Bronx Zoo offers two volunteer programs. As a docent with the Friends of the Zoo, you’ll help out the Education Department by leading schoolchildren and other groups on guided tours of exhibits and assisting in our environmental education programs. As a volunteer ambassador, you’ll work with the Guest Relations Department to help provide the best possible guest experience to our zoo visitors.

Central Park Zoo Camp

Central Park Zoo Volunteer Program

Become a Wildlife Guide at one of the nation’s greatest institutions. You’ll assist the Education Department at the Central Park Zoo in engaging in inquiry-based discussions with zoo visitors, interacting with guests at the information cart, offering administrative support, leading tours, reading to children during our story time activities, and participating in a variety of events and educational programs.

AQ Volunteer

New York Aquarium Volunteer Programs

Become an Aquarium volunteer and help staff exhibits; assist keepers with animal care, training, and exhibit maintenance; teach visitors about marine conservation; or work at events and education programs. We offer three volunteer programs with unique responsibilities.

QZ Volunteers

Queens Zoo Volunteer Program

Volunteers at the Queens Zoo work with the Education Department. As a member of the team, you'll teach schoolchildren and other visitors about animals by leading guided tours, assisting with special programs and events, speaking at narrated feedings, and helping with arts and crafts activities.