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.
Apply to Volunteer
Ready to take the next step? Great! Apply to Volunteer in two easy steps:
1) Complete an application online
2) Download and print a Recommendation Form, fill it out and send it to us at:
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
Attn: Volunteer Superintendent
3411 Sherman Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Or fax to the attention of the Volunteer Superintendent at (260) 427-6820
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.
Adult Basic Training
New volunteers must attend Basic Training 1 & 2. There is a $10.00 fee for materials, plus the cost of a uniform shirt.
2019 Session 1
Basic Training 1: Monday, 4/15/19 – 6:00-8:30 PM
Basic Training 2: Wednesday, 4/17/19 – 6:00-8:30 PM
2019 Session 2
Basic Training 1: Tuesday, 6/11/19 – 6:00-8:30 PM
Basic Training 2: Thursday, 6/13/19 – 6:00-8:30 PM
2019 Session 3
Basic Training 1: Tuesday, 8/13/19 – 6:00-8:30 PM
Basic Training 2: Thursday, 8/15/19 – 6:00-8:30 PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Volunteers: Click here to log in to our online scheduling system