(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 offers two ZooTeen Programs. Each of these programs strives to provide teens ages 13-17 with a fun, educational and worthwhile summer experience at the zoo. For more information, please call (269) 979-1351 or email volunteer@binderparkzoo.org.




Animal Care ZooTeen - Teens will work with Zoo Animal Care Staff and will learn about basic animal husbandry (feeding and cleaning), care and well-being of our zoo animals.

Education ZooTeen - Teens will work with Zoo Education Staff helping out with camps, birthday parties, overnights, and bio-fact stations.

Applications must be submitted by May 11, 2019 to be considered for the program. For more information please contact the zoo office at 269-979-1351 or email volunteer@binderparkzoo.org. To apply click the ZooTeen application below. TB test and proof of tetanus vaccination may be required to interview.  Ability to work unsupervised is a must. Both programs require a 40-hour commitment between the months of June-October and a $150 fee. For more information call (269) 979-1351.


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



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.