Adult Volunteers

Engage. Educate. Inspire.


Our volunteer specialties offer something for everyone:

Outdoor Adventure Leader

Outdoor adventure leaders lead inquiry-based classes around the zoo for school groups and families. These outgoing volunteers are passionate about talking about wildlife and our work protecting wild places around the world (One shift a week, 9:30am-1:30pm).

WCS Interpreter

WCS Interpreters are the face of the Wildlife Conservation Society. These volunteers engage the public in informational dialogue and activities at stations and exhibits around the zoo (Three, 4-hour shifts a month).

Conservation Ambassador

Ambassadors welcome visitors as they start their adventure around the zoo. Ambassadors play a key role in providing background information about the organization, our conservation work and directing people around the zoo. Ambassadors are the first face people see, so if you are eager to greet people this role is for you. (two -4 hour shifts a month).

Education Assistant

Do you like connecting young people with nature and teaching them about the world around us? Education assistants help with a variety of fun interactive programming including summer camp, public programs, events, sleepovers and more. (two - 4 hour shifts a month minimum or a week of summer camp).


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 season. If you are interested in applying for future seasons, please email qzvolunteers@wcs.org.


“From this program I have learned...to communicate in better ways with groups of people as well kids. This program for me was like an escape, every day was exciting and I got to engage with new visitors. Every time I teach someone something new at the zoo, I feel a sense of pride.”

Discovery Guide Volunteer

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