We take the responsibility of training and supporting volunteers seriously. This means that for the Keeper Volunteer role there can only be a maximum of two volunteers in each day. In addition, this scheme receives a high volume of applications. As a result places are extremely limited.
If you are interested in volunteering with us we ask that you give consideration to some of the other volunteering opportunities to avoid disappointment.
Having volunteer support means we are able to do additional, but important, tasks such as more behaviour observation and creating more new enrichments.
Keeper Volunteers provide valuable support to our Animal Department. If you’re passionate about zoological collections and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, then this is the volunteer role for you! Our Keeper Volunteers work closely with Keeper staff to assist with the day-to-day husbandry of our animals. A standard day may include enclosure cleaning, diet preparation and enclosure maintenance. There are also opportunities to get involved talking to our guests by assisting with the lemur walkthrough and helping other departments.