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Adult Volunteer Program

Do you love the Little Rock Zoo?  Have you always wondered, "What does it take to be a volunteer there?"  Well, this is your chance to learn and join the Little Rock's Zoo's Adult Volunteer Program!  

Adult volunteers are needed to assist in many aspects of the Little Rock Zoo, including but not limited to excellent guest service and engagement, education programs, Zoofari Camps, exhibit interpretation, awareness days, biofact stations, and special events such as Dollar Day, Wild Wines, Zoo Brew, and GloWild.

Some activities that may be performed are the following:
  • Assisting zoo guests
  • Directing school groups
  • Helping with Zoofari Camp activities
  • Facilitating craft tables for events
  • Working registration tables
  • Assisting with nature play areas and the Sensory Garden
  • Exhibit interpretation
  • Biofact stations

Adult Volunteers are required to remain active in the program, on a yearly basis. If a volunteer fails to meet this requirement, they will be put on a one-year suspension and will have to re-apply for the program, the following year.  

Adult Volunteers can apply for the program throughout the year in preparation for orientations and trainings that are held each February and November. Following the successful completion of the adult volunteer’s first six months, they will have the option to apply to join the docent program or may choose to remain in the adult volunteer program.

Adult Volunteer Trainings (trainings will occur over a one day – 8 hour time span) and will cover:
  • Zoo Orientation
  • Codes and Safety 
  • Excellence in Guest Service and Engagement
  • Signing up for shifts with Volgistics 
  • Information regarding additional training and learning opportunities
2024 Adult Volunteer Trainings will occur on February 17 and November 2.

Questions about volunteer programs? Contact us at


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Little Rock Zoo

1 Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205


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9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Last admission 3:30 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 4:00 pm

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