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Run Wild Volunteer Application

Run Wild is HVZ’s first large event of the year! With over 1,000 runners, spectators and guests, we need as much volunteer assistance as we can get to ensure the day runs smoothly.

As you fill out the application, please be aware that:

1. Filling out the form does NOT guarantee you a volunteer spot. We have many people who sign up to work our events, and we take them on a first come, first served basis. You will receive a confirmation email one way or another from our Volunteer Coordinator within a few days of applying.

2. We are unable to place large groups together. Our roles for the day take place at stations and range anywhere from 1-3 volunteers at a time. If your group is larger than a given station, but would all like to volunteer on the same day, we suggest deciding among your group first as to who is interested in volunteering where and with whom.

3. A completed form represents one individual only. Volunteers who would like to work with a friend and/or family member should also have them complete a form.

Run Wild Volunteers

Thank you so much for your interest in Run Wild 2022! Our event regularly draws over 1,000 runners, spectators and other guests to raise money for conservation and Henry Vilas Zoo. There is no way we could run this without the help of our volunteers. Your help is much appreciated! Questions about this application? Please contact us at: We will get back to you asap.

First, pick what you want to do!

These roles are open to all volunteers 16+, as well as those 10-15 accompanied with a parent/guardian. We will try our hardest to assign you to the role/location you request.

Second, let us know a bit about you

We will be using text messaging to communicate to volunteers from just before their shifts to no later than 24hrs after Run Wild. Are you able to receive text messages on your cell phone for the duration of Run Wild volunteering?
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Finally, finishing up!