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Volunteer Opportunities

There are many exciting ways for you to get involved and help out at the Santa Ana Zoo! To help inform you of the incredible opportunities here at the Zoo, please watch our overview video.

If you are interested in becoming a Zoo Docent, a Zoo Ambassador, or supporting any of our numerous education and conservation efforts, you will find the applicable forms and contact information below the video.


Docents lead tours and teach education programs to 1st - 4th grade school groups on weekday mornings. After an extensive training program, this volunteer program requires volunteering one morning per week.
Minimum age: 18.
Please contact Monique Wong at (714) 647-6562 for additional information.

Print an Application.

Our Family Farm monitors assist the public with feeding the goats and sheep while sharing information about the animals. They also monitor guests with milking our interactive "milking cow" and assisting the public in making butter. Monitors sign up for two hour shifts any day of the week.
Minimum age: 16.
Please contact Monique Wong at (714) 647-6562 for additional information.

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Ambassadors interact with the public at various stations around the zoo by using touchable artifacts, photos, etc. They also assist staff during live animal presentations. Program requires volunteering one day per month. You must be able to work independently and have good public relations skills.
Minimum age: 18.
Sundays only. Please contact Terri Hernandez at (714) 647-6562 for additional information.

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Every month, something new and interesting is happening at the Zoo! Whether it is the Zoo-B-Que, Zoofari or Boo at the Zoo, we're always in need of volunteers to assist with the events. Work on kids' crafts, scoop ice cream or paint faces.
Minimum age: 16.
Please mail in your application.

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Have you always wanted to be a train engineer? Volunteers are needed for train operations including track maintenance and train maintenance.
Minimum age: 21.
Please mail in your application.

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Is office work your cup of tea? Do you enjoy working on computers? Then helping out filing, stuffing, folding, labeling, or entering data may be your perfect match. No experience required. It's fun, easy and interesting. Work mornings or afternoons, weekdays or weekends.
Minimum age: 16.
Please contact Vanessa at (714) 953-8555 x10 for additional information.

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Zookeeper interns are involved in all aspects of animal care in both the Crean Family Farm and the Main Zoo, including exhibit care and maintenance, diet preparation, enrichment, and behavior observation and documentation. Zookeeping is a physically demanding profession, subjecting interns to a variety of physical demands and environmental factors.
Minimum age: 18.
Internship program currently closed until further notification.

Volunteers are needed to assist the Zoo keepers with tasks such as cleaning animal exhibits, cutting diets, preparing enrichment items, cleaning around exhibits, and general exhibit maintenance. This is physically demanding work that involves dust, dirt, hay, animal dander, and various outdoor weather conditions.
Minimum age: 16 in the Crean Family Farm and 18 in the Main Zoo.
Animal Services volunteer program currently closed until further notification.
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