Whether you want to help out because you love our animals or want a way to help your community, the Utica Zoo has volunteer opportunities for everyone! The zoo loves our volunteers and it is only with them that we can continue to grow and succeed in our mission of education, conservation and recreation. From special events to spring clean up, the support we receive is incredibly valuable to us.
To begin the volunteer process, please fill out and return; Authorization for Release of Personal Information (Age 18+ for background screening), Background Screening Request Form (Age 18+) and Volunteer Application. Please be able to show proof of a negative Tuberculosis (Mantou) test as well.
- Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and submit a Volunteer Application. Ages 14-15 MUST bring an adult for supervision at all times.
- Many of our volunteer opportunities are seasonal, with most beginning April 1 through fall.
- Submission of application and waiver does not guarantee you will be provided with a duty right away or at all.
Questions? Please contact us at Nikki.firstname.lastname@example.org