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Volunteer at Henry Vilas Zoo!


We are now accepting applications for all of our 2024 ongoing roles! Click on each role to learn more about that position and to get a volunteer application!

Ready to find out more now? Sign up for an info session here! Find all the answers you need about volunteering in one place from our volunteer support staff. You can also sign up for regular updates and be one of the first to find out about volunteer opportunities, animal news and more!

One-Time Opportunities

These roles are great for those looking to try out volunteering! No minimums and little to no training.

Guest Services

Work with the humans of the Zoo! These roles focus on making Henry Vilas Zoo fun and welcoming for all.

Conservation Education

Talk with guests about conservation, empathy, and care for our environment. These roles are for those who love to teach!

Support Roles

Support roles are in the weeds! They help us keep our Zoo beautiful both physically and photographically!

For Seasoned HVZ Volunteers

These roles come with prerequisites, and are open to those who have previously volunteered with us in an ongoing role.