Adult Volunteers

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers make a difference at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo! Our energetic and dedicated Adult Volunteers contribute their time and talent to assist zoo guests and provide keeper support.

The zoo’s Adult Volunteer Program includes three tiers: Basic, Ambassador, and Docent. All new applicants begin at the Basic level. You can then choose to take more training and add a wider range of duties to your volunteer activities.

Please take a moment to read the position descriptions for each level of the Adult Volunteer Program:

All adult volunteers must be at least 18 years old and enjoy working with people, complete an application, obtain a letter of reference, and undergo a background check.

Ready to take the next step?
Great! Complete an application online. Then download and print a Recommendation Form and have it sent to us. We’ll contact you to arrange an interview so we can get to know you better and place you in the next available training class.

2015 Adult Volunteer Training Schedule

Basic Training 1:  ~2015 volunteer training dates will be posted soon~
Basic Training 2: 

Basic Training 1:  
Basic Training 2: 

New volunteers must attend Basic Training 1 & 2.

Basic Level Training
You must complete Basic Training 1 & 2 (listed above). There is a $10.00 fee for materials, plus the cost of a uniform shirt.

Ambassador Level Training
You must fulfill the requirements of Basic Level Volunteer before taking this training class. All 3 Ambassador level classes must be completed. There is a $5.00 fee for materials.

Docent Level Training
You must fulfill the requirements of Ambassador Level Volunteer before taking this training class. All 4 Docent level classes must be completed. There is a $5.00 fee for materials.

Want more information?
Contact the Volunteer Office at 260-427-6828 or volunteer@kidszoo.org

Thank you for your interest in the Zoo Volunteer Program!