Due to Covid-19, we are not accepting any new applications for regularly scheduled volunteers at this time. Please check back soon.

Please submit the information below in an email to volunteers@marylandzoo.org and as soon as we are able to take on new volunteers again we will contact you with more information on current opportunities.

Please note no volunteer opportunity includes the care and husbandry of our animals and the Zoo does not offer court-ordered community service.

Send the following information to volunteers@marylandzoo.org

  • First & Last Name
  • Email
  • Are you 18 and over?
  • Position(s) you are interested in
  • How did you hear about us?
  • Skills you bring

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Taking care of the animals may seem like the only glamorous job, but volunteers can be superstars by doing all sorts of work around the zoo. Whether it’s keeping gardens beautiful, helping us stay ahead of the paperwork, or helping Zoo visitors navigate the campus, every volunteer contributes something vital to the organization. We take pride in the education and interpretation program, giving every guest the chance to ask questions and learn about animals and conservation. Please consider giving your time and talents in the way your Zoo needs help the most.

Available Positions

Currently, volunteers are needed to help with:


OktoBEARfest: October 22 & 23

We need help with pouring beer (18+), check-in, and more!

Sign up to volunteer




ZooBOO!: October 29 & 30

We need help with games, handing out candy, the hay maze, and more!

Sign up to volunteer


Questions? Please contact the Volunteer Office at volunteers@marylandzoo.org or call 443-552-5266.