Due to Covid-19, we are not accepting any new volunteer applicants for on-grounds opportunities. 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 Name:
  • Last Name:
  • Email:
  • Are you 18 and over:
  • Are you interested in

Wild Weed Warrior:
Conservation Crew:
Zoo Mascot/Escort:

  • 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


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