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Volunteer Programs

VOLUNTEERS WELCOME

As a community Zoo, we encourage public involvement in all aspects of our operations. We are dependent upon and very grateful to our volunteers, who assist with everything from special events to educational programs.

CURRENT OPENINGS

There’s a lot to do at the Zoo! Would you like to be a kayak guide, an aviary keeper aide or maybe even help with landscaping? Click on the button below to take a look at ALL of the opportunities available to volunteers.

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HOW TO APPLY TO THE ADULT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Applicants to the Adult Volunteer Program (16 years or older) are required to:

  1. Submit an online application
  2. Attend an Applicant Orientation Session, which is held only three or four times each year. Our next session is Saturday, February 24. (Please check this page prior to attending for updated information.)
  3. In the two weeks following the orientation, complete an interview to match your interests with available opportunities.
  4. If accepted into the program, new volunteers must attend mandatory training classes prior to volunteering. Our next set of training classes is March 10 & 11.

If you have any further questions, please contact Kathleen Nichols at knichols@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x440.

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Your application will be held for four months. Please do not reapply during that period.

Don’t have time to commit to a regular schedule? Consider becoming a special events volunteer.

TEENS 13-16 CAN VOLUNTEER, TOO!

Complete the Zoo Teen Program application or click here for more information.

GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We welcome the opportunity to work with local businesses to plan an employee volunteer day. Whether it’s landscaping, light maintenance or cleaning storage units, volunteering is always more fun at the Zoo.

To arrange a time for your employees to give back to the community, contact Ana Nesbitt at voladmin@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x218.

SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Want to help out at the Zoo but can’t commit to a regular schedule? Assisting with special events like Cold-Blooded Weekend, Boo at the Zoo and Jazzoo is a great way for those without a lot of spare time to give. Volunteers may be greeters, bartenders, food service specialists and more!

Click here to view requirements and apply.

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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