When: Sun January 31 , 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Mansion House, The Maryland Zoo , 1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217

THIS EVENT IS HAPPENING AS SCHEDULED.  PLEASE NOTE: Attendees should park at the Zoo’s Mansion House and not the Zoo’s main entrance.  Please follow directions to 1876 Mansion House Drive in Druid Hill Park.

If you think our animals are wild, come meet our Volunteers and see if you have what it takes to join the herd! The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will be hosting an Open House for prospective volunteers on Sunday, January 31, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Zoo’s Mansion House Porch.

This special open house only happens once a year and this is rare chance to meet with volunteer coordinators about this year’s volunteer recruitment.  

Last year, more than 1,092 volunteers gave 38,600 hours of support in a wide variety of important activities. Volunteers are needed to:

  • engage guests in fun, educational interactions on grounds and in the community
  • supervise human/animal interactions at the Goat Corral and camel rides
  • support office personnel with administrative projects
  • lead crafts and games at special events
  • much more!

The Zoo offers volunteer positions for people with all types of schedules and interests, and we are hoping to add approximately 125 new volunteers this year.

During the Open House, current volunteers and staff will be on hand to discuss all the details including training, scheduling, and the rewards of volunteering. There will also be Zoo representatives on hand to discuss college internships and the Junior Zoo Crew, our unique service-learning program for teens ages 14-17.  There will also be Q&A sessions at 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30.  During these short sessions, people will learn about the essential role Volunteers play in conservation education, visitor support, grounds keeping, and more!


We hope you can join us for this special chance to learn more about volunteering at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.  For questions about volunteering or this event, please contact our volunteer office at 443.552.5266 or email volunteers@marylandzoo.org

In case of inclement weather, please check our homepage or Facebook.