Bristol Zoo is a great place to volunteer; why not join our volunteers involved in a diverse variety of roles around the Zoo.
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.
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.
For all of our volunteer roles, we require you to be able to volunteer unsupervised and independently under the direction of one of the sections of the Zoo.
See what roles we have available in our updates below.
If you are interested in work experience or our veterinary externship please see our jobs page.
New – We are currently seeking Children's Craft volunteers, particularly for Thursdays, during the holiday periods.
Keepers - We currently have a select few opportunities on each of our sought-after Birds, Aquarium and Bugworld volunteer keeper teams.
We are currently seeking Maintenance Volunteers applications.
We are currently seeking Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project Education Programme Volunteers applications.
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.
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