Volunteering with Zoos Victoria provides exciting opportunities in many areas of the Zoo’s operations including:

  • Assisting visitors with information
  • Providing guided tours
  • Horticulture
  • Fundraising
  • Assisting with school holiday programs
  • Working behind the scenes to create animal enrichment items

Things you need to know:

  • Volunteering with Zoos Victoria does not involve animal keeping duties
  • Volunteers do not receive preference for paid positions
  • Volunteers cannot commence their duties until they have satisfactorily completed the required training
  • We supply a uniform
  • Depending on the task or role there may be a minimum level of commitment required (eg. once a fortnight)

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Facilitated Play Volunteers- recruitment closes 21st April 2014

Volunteers will help inspire connections with wildlife and wild places in Growing Wild and Keeper Kids, two play-based learning zones for 3-8 year olds - the first of its kind in Australia.

Important- Volunteer applicants will be required to attend an assessment centre on either Tuesday 13th May or Thursday 15th May from 6:30pm- 8:30pm.

This process is to ensure that potential volunteers  understand the role and its requirements. Sucessful assessment centre participants must then attend and complete training on Saturday May 24th  and Saturday May 31st from 9am-4pm

Detailed information about this role can be found in the Role Description


 Learning Experiences Volunteers - recruitment closed

Support the Learning Experience Team at Melbourne Zoo in delivering fun and educational programs for participants aged 3 – 18 years, in general administration and research tasks and in the delivery of engaging student and teacher conferences

Detailed information on this role can be found in the Role Description

Further information on volunteering

For further information about volunteering at Melbourne Zoo, please email mzvolunteers@zoo.org.au.