VOLUNTEER

Thank you for your interest in serving Brookfield Zoo Chicago as a volunteer. We are so very grateful you would like to share your time and talent celebrating animals and nature with our guests.
 
However, at this time, all volunteer positions are filled.
 
A limited number of volunteer positions for special events, special office projects, and Hamill Family Play Zoo volunteers may be available in Spring 2024. Please check back on this page in Spring 2024 for updated information.
 
Our annual new Docent Training Program curriculum is under revision. The schedule for our revised new Docent Training Program is TBD. We appreciate your patience.
 
Thank you for your support of Brookfield Zoo Chicago!

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KING CONSERVATION SCIENCE SCHOLAR PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The King Conservation Science Scholars Program is an interactive college and career readiness experience program open to all high school students. Our adaptable, skill-building program prepares high school students to be a change-maker through increased animal, conservation, and community awareness and educational opportunities. For more information, click HERE.
 

VOLUNTEERING FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Volunteer opportunities are not available for children younger than high-school age, and for families. However, please click here for information on our various learning programs for adults, children, and families. Enjoy! 
 

WORKING DIRECTLY WITH ANIMALS

Our volunteers do not handle animals, do not work directly with animals, and are not involved in animal husbandry. If you are interested in gaining hands-on experience working with animals for your career development, and are currently enrolled in a university degree program, consider our 12-week Internship Program. If interested, please visit CZS.org/internships or send an e-mail to interns@czs.org.
 

PAID POSITIONS

If you are looking for paid job opportunities, please apply on our Job Board instead.
 


QUESTIONS?

Please contact us at volunteers@czs.org.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a community conservation leader for Brookfield Zoo Chicago!