Volunteer at the Sequoia Park Zoo!

Get involved at the Zoo by participating in one of our ongoing volunteer programs! Our programs enjoy fun, educational, and rewarding experiences to enhance the Sequoia Park Zoo for animals and humans alike. Check out some of our programs listed below. Sign up for orientation by emailing vog.a1493543234c.ake1493543234rue.i1493543234c@ona1493543234iluJK1493543234 today! Orientation is mandatory for both ACV and ZIP Programs and is held in the Learning Lab at the Sequoia Park Zoo.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:
September 18th 1-4pm

New to volunteering at the zoo? Read through our volunteer programs below and email vog.a1493543234c.ake1493543234rue.i1493543234c@ona1493543234iluJK1493543234 to get the ball rolling

Y.A.K Youth Assistant Keepers

If you are aged 11 to 15 and want to help out at the Sequoia Park Zoo, here’s your chance. The Y.A.K. program offers you the opportunity to help care for the zoo’s domestic and wild animals. Learn about animal care, enrichment, and training with animal care professionals in a team-centered environment. For more information call 441-4263 or to register today please visit the Youth Community Classes tab at: bit.ly/RegisterYAK. You can also pick up registration forms at the zoo ticket booth during regular Zoo hours between 10am – 5pm daily.

  • Must be 11-15 years old
  • Must have a passion for working with zoo animals, especially in the Barnyard
  • Winter Session runs Jan 7 – Mar 11 (10 weeks – SATURDAYS ONLY)

  • Spring Session runs Mar 25 – June 3 (10 weeks – SATURDAYS ONLY – does NOT meet Apr 15th due to Easter)

  • Must submit program fee ($50 per program.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team and independently while under adult supervision
  • Must sign a contract committing to follow directions with a positive attitude


Animal Care Volunteers (previously called Zoo Crew) ACV Web Page

Engage by working behind the scenes to learn more about the animals while assisting Zookeepers with animal care tasks. This is a great opportunity for volunteers that are interested in pursuing a career in Zoo keeping and learning more about the animals here at the Zoo!

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be able to commit to volunteering for 8 hours per month
  • Must commit to volunteering for 1 special event per year
  • Must complete background check, TB test, and attend orientation

Get the Animal Care Volunteer application here!

Zoo Interpreter Program (ZIP for short)

Share your passion for the Zoo and inspire future conservationist by connecting guests to wildlife through hands on learning experiences at one of three discovery cart stations. ZIP volunteers have the opportunity to interact with visitors from all over the world and educate them about our animals, their habitats, and our conserZIP Web Photovation efforts. Please review the requirements and get the application here if you are interested in joining ZIP!

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must be able to commit to volunteering for 4 hours per month
  • Must be able to commit to volunteering for 1 special event per year
  • Must complete background check and attend orientation

Monkey Business

Support the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation by assisting with administrative and general office tasks on the second Wednesday of each month from 10am to 1pm in the Flamingo Room. Monkey Business volunteers engage with Foundation staff to help further the Zoo’s mission to help build Zoo membership, prepare for Zoo events, and fundraising campaigns. We would like to have a commitment of at least 6 shifts per year but are appreciative of any amount of time you are willing to donate.

Looking for something else? The Sequoia Park Zoo offers several volunteer opportunities throughout the year to help with our special events, complete Zoo projects, and community service hours.

Community Service Volunteers

Looking to complete community service hours and want to make an impact here at the Zoo? Now you can with our Community Service Volunteer program. We cater to your interests and skill set to develop a project that fits your volunteer needs. Individuals or groups looking to participate can sign up by filling out the application available right here or emailing the Volunteer Coordinator at ten.o1493543234ozkra1493543234paiou1493543234qes@s1493543234reetn1493543234ulovd1493543234nastn1493543234eve1493543234 or calling 707-442-5649 x 203 today!

Zoo Crew

Handy with a hammer? Love to garden? Then get your work gloves on and sign up for our Zoo Crew volunteer program! This program is designed for volunteers who want to use their skills to complete projects to enhance the Zoo throughout the year. Simply fill out the application available right here and return it to the Volunteer Coordinator in the Foundation office.

Special Events

AllisonVaughnandVolunteer AS copyWe have several special events throughout the year and are always looking for individuals and groups to help with preparations, day of activities, and clean up. Check out our Sequoia Park Zoo Calendar for more information about upcoming Zoo events or email the Volunteer Coordinator for details.

Not sure about which program is right for you? Feel free to email the Volunteer Coordinator at ten.o1493543234ozkra1493543234paiou1493543234qes@s1493543234reetn1493543234ulovd1493543234nastn1493543234eve1493543234 or call 707-442-5649 x 203 for questions, comments, or concerns. We look forward to seeing you at the Zoo!

Ready to sign up and get involved? Complete the online Volunteer Interest Form to get the ball rolling!


Please contact the Zoo Ticket Booth for admission prices. (707) 441-4263


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