Would you like to make a positive impact in our Zoo? Volunteering at the San Francisco Zoo can be a fun, educational and rewarding experience. We have volunteer opportunities in our Family Farm, Animal Resource Center, Events and other Zoo departments. Learn more by attending any one of our upcoming orientations.
Minimum Requirements for our Adult Volunteers:
Please meet at the bronze tiger statue in the Entry Village circle at 11:00am rain or shine. Orientations occur twice monthly on Thursdays and Sundays and last approximately 1.5 hours. Please be on time; late arrivals will not be allowed to attend the orientation.
- You must be at least 18 years of age.
- You must attend a volunteer orientation.
- You must successfully pass a background check. There is a non-refundable $25 administration fee for the background check. Additional fee for international background checks.
- A minimum commitment of 6 months.
Pre-registration is not required. You do not need to pay for zoo admission or parking to attend the orientation.
Upcoming Adult Volunteer Orientation Dates*
*Dates are subject to change. There are no orientations held May - July.
Have a Question?
or call (415) 753-7122.
For more information, visit our volunteer page.