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Volunteer Application

  • (Please indicate if you can speak, read, or write and the fluency level)
  • Experience

  • Interests and Skills

    There are a number of ways to get involved as a Houston Zoo volunteer. To learn more about your interests, please respond to the following:
  • Scheduling

    There are many types of volunteer opportunities available at the Houston Zoo. Activities are available to meet a variety of schedules although some positions require regular scheduling and are only available at certain times.
  • Personal References

    Applicants who are selected for an interview will need to bring 1 letter of reference with them to their interview. Letters of reference may be of a personal or professional nature, but may not be written by family members or other relatives. In addition to this letter of reference, please list 3 personal or business references whom we may contact in the spaces provided below. (These references should also not be family members; one may be the author of your reference letter.)
  • Waiver

    The Houston Zoo, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Houston Zoo, Inc. not to discriminate against any applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, age, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran or any other protected trait.

    By typing my name in the box below, I agree I am applying for a volunteer position at the Houston Zoo. I understand I must be invited to interview for consideration, provide 1 letter of reference, and then if invited to volunteer, pay a $55 processing fee, pass a criminal background check, provide proof of a negative TB test, attend a volunteer orientation, and sign a release of photo and liability. I also understand that in order to volunteer at the Houston Zoo, I cannot have tattoos on my face, neck, or hands, and my hair must be of a natural color. If selected to volunteer, I agree to volunteer at least 60 hours per year in accordance with Houston Zoo guidelines.
  • Next Steps

    After submitting your application you should receive an automated reply email. If you do not get this email, your application was not submitted successfully (be sure to check your spam email folder). Please check the volunteer webpage for updates on the application review timeline. We will contact you typically the week after we stop accepting applications.

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