Volunteer at the EcoTarium! We simply could not offer the programs and special events that make the EcoTarium a unique resource to our community without our diverse and dedicated corps of volunteers.

To be considered for a general volunteer position, please submit an application using the link below. To be considered for a more specific position, browse the volunteer listings below and follow their application instructions.


  • Educate guests on the EcoTarium's resident animals, their ecosystems, and animal conservation efforts
  • Complete behavioral studies on many of the EcoTarium’s resident animals
  • Volunteers must be 16+
  • Volunteers must complete at least one two-hour shift per week
  • Volunteers needed from May – September
  • Contact zoovolunteers@ecotarium.org for more information

Volunteer Job Description

Please Note:
We are not accepting applications for zoo volunteers at this time. Please check back next year. If you have any questions, please email zoovolunteers@ecotarium.org.


  • Education Program Volunteer
    Through conversations and hands-on activities, program volunteers help visitors make meaningful connections to our exhibits, encourage curiosity and scientific inquiry, and challenge visitors to dive deeper into the concepts explored at our museum.
  • Public Program Day Volunteer
    Interested in volunteering with us but not able to commit to a longer-term position? Join us for one-time events or public school vacation weeks, and engage visitors in hands-on science activities.
  • Contact educationinfo@ecotarium.org for more information

Volunteer Job Description

Volunteer Application


  • Inventory historic natural history collection
  • Photograph, measure and take notes on birds, eggs, seashells, or pressed flowers
  • Make rare specimens available online
  • Enter data to publish photographs of birds, eggs, seashells, or pressed flowers

Volunteer Job Description

Please note:
We are not accepting applications for collections at this time, please check back in October 2023.

Grounds Assistance

  • Help maintain gardens
  • Adopt a Trail and help maintain our walking trains free of trash and debris (Seasonal, all 16 years+)

Special Events

Volunteer at one of our events and unleash your inner artist while making a positive impact on the environment! Our event volunteers have a unique opportunity to showcase their creativity by helping decorate, craft, and work with kids. Join us today and help inspire the next generation of environmental advocates!



  • Circulate amongst exhibits and interact with visitors to answer questions and provide assistance as needed
  • During regular rounds, maintain and clean exhibit spaces as needed with support from our facilities and exhibits teams

Volunteer Application