By joining us you can become an important part of our zoo team, learn new skills, meet new people and support us in saving wildlife together.
If you can spare at least half a day a week and you live close to Bristol Zoo*, we would love to hear from you.
All we ask is that you are available during school holidays and can be with us for at least six months (unless applying for seasonal volunteer role).
You need to be aged 18 or over (16 or over for most Keeper volunteer roles, see individual schemes for more details) and there’s no upper age limit. References may be applied for.
*NEW* we have a new volunteer opportunity to get involved with our maintenance team. For more information click here.
*SEEKING NOW* we are currently looking for presentations volunteers to help us. For more information click here.
*SEEKING NOW* we are currently looking for gardens volunteers to help us. For more information click here.
*SEEKING NOW* we are currently looking for volunteer to assist us with the Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project. For more information click here.
*ONE SPACE LEFT* We are also looking for someone to combine our animal discovery and children's craft volunteer roles on a Monday. For more information click here.
There are currently no vacancies for the Education volunteer role
There are currently no vacancies for the Ranger volunteer role
There are currently no vacancies for the Learning Ranger volunteer role
If you’d like to know more, and would like to apply, please take a look at our volunteer roles. Please note that the Volunteer Mammals Keeper scheme is very popular and so spaces are very limited. If you are not successful for this role, please feel free to consider our other available roles.
If you have any queries, please go to our FAQ page.
If you have any queries that are not answered on the website, please email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0117 4285 592.
*Bristol Zoo Gardens falls within a residents parking zone. We encourage all of our employees and volunteers to use sustainable ways of getting to here. Please research these before applying to volunteer. Please visit www.travelinesw.com to plan your journey.
If you are interested in work experience of our veterinary externship please see our jobs page.
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