(269) 979-1351 - info@binderparkzoo.org





If you are at least 18 years of age, like working with people and nature then becoming an adult volunteer at Binder Park Zoo might be just the thing for you. Volunteer application and criminal history background are required.  For more information, please call (269) 979-1351 or email volunteer@binderparkzoo.org.



Twiga - work at Twiga Overlook (crowd control and distribute giraffe feed)  Thursday - Sunday needed.

Biofacts - present educational facts on both east side zoo and Wild Africa exhibit. Maintain cleanliness, crowd control and monitor animals.

Day Camps - help with crafts, games, and monitoring children during camps June-August. Trained volunteers may present animals.

Zoomobile Outreach - volunteers assist with set up, loading, unloading and crowd control. Helps with programming at outside organization.

Guest Greeter - greeter should endeavor to greet each guest as they arrive, handout membership, volunteer, education information.

Interested in volunteering for one of our zoo events? Email volunteer@binderparkzoo.org for more information.



Binder Park Zoo’s Zoo Teen program is geared at providing teens ages 13-17 with a fun, educational and worthwhile summer experience at the zoo.

To apply click the Teen Volunteer Form link below. Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2020 to be considered for the program. TB test and proof of tetanus vaccination may be required.  Ability to work unsupervised is a must. The Zoo Teen program requires a 40-hour commitment between the months of June-October and a $150 fee.

For more information please contact the zoo office at 269-979-1351 or email volunteer@binderparkzoo.org.

Returning Zoo Teens please contact the zoo office with any questions on how to reapply.

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Become a GardenKeeper and make the zoo BLOOM!


Binder Park Zoo’s GardenKeeper program aims to create beautiful garden spaces that everyone will enjoy at the zoo. It's a fun and satisfying experience for volunteers all ages, and a way to encourage everyone to Connect. Inspire. Conserve.


Whether you are a novice or a master gardener, individuals and groups are invited to become GardenKeepers at Binder Park Zoo! Gardeners are responsible for providing their own plant materials, caring for their plants, watering, fertilizing, and should expect to spend an average of 2 hours per week caring for their garden. 

Ready to get your hands dirty? Submit the GardenKeeper form! For more information on becoming a GardenKeeper, email our Volunteer and Communications Coordinator or call 269-979-1351.





If you have an organized group that is looking for a volunteer activity, please contact our zoo office, or email volunteer@binderparkzoo.org for more specific information.

Equal Opportunity Organization



Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc. offers employment opportunities, education programs, and services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.