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 here. To apply for the Zoological Ambassador Volunteer position, please locate the more specific application below.

Zoology Department

  • Educate guests on the importance of animals and their ecosystems while working alongside our animal ambassadors
  • Complete behavioral studies on many of the EcoTarium’s resident animals
  • Provide a high level of care for a selection of our animal ambassadors
  • Volunteers must be 18+
  • Volunteers must complete at least one, four-hour shift per week
  • Contact zoovolunteers@ecotarium.org if you have any questions!

Volunteer Job Description

Volunteer Application


  • Summer Education Programs Volunteer
  • Nature Explore Play Facilitator – encourage our young guests and their families to build, dig, climb, create art and make music (Seasonal, 16 years+)
  • Junior Counselor, Summer Discovery Camp, gain valuable teaching experience in the field of nature and science (seasonal 15 years+) 


  • 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 
  • Interact with visitors within the Museum’s Curator’s Workshop, a unique interpretive space that places visitors in the turn of the century naturalists office (all 16 years+)
  • Become a volunteer: Learn More

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, assist with activities & crafts (15+ years)


Interact with guests, give assistance to our young visitors in our many interactive exhibits located throughout the museum (15 years+)