Volunteering & Internships


The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo welcomes the participation of volunteers of all ages and appreciates the unique talents, skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm that volunteers contribute to our mission. The zoo is committed to providing excellent support and training for the volunteer program, thus enabling volunteers to enhance zoo operations and the guest experience through their service.

The Zoo Needs You!

Combine your love of people and animals by volunteering for the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo! A variety of opportunities exist to meet your needs. Click one of the links below to find out more about your area of interest.


Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Teen Volunteer Program

Career Exploration and Internship Opportunities

Family and Group Volunteering Opportunities

Benefits of Volunteering at the Zoo

  • Develop new skills; gain useful training and job experience
  • Contribute to community education about wildlife and conservation
  • Meet people who share your interest in animals and the zoo
  • Participate in the growth of the nationally recognized Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
  • And receive these direct benefits:
    • A discount at the Wild Things Gift Shop
    • Monthly educational meetings
    • Volunteer newsletter
    • Professional recommendation for a job well done
    • Special recognition events