Become a Volunteer at Lincoln Park Zoo

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Lincoln Park Zoo. Volunteers are a vital component of keeping the zoo free. We rely on our volunteers every day to help in all areas of the zoo. Whether you greet and educate our guests, plant flowers to keep the grounds beautiful, or assist scientists in monitoring animal behavior, each volunteer is benefitting the zoo. Volunteer positions can be seasonal or year-round.
Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information! 
Guest Engagement Ambassador mobile learning station at Lincoln Park Zoo   Guest Relations Volunteer Bertel Jackson at Lincoln Park Zoo

Education Volunteer Positions
Guest Engagement Ambassador
Farm-in-the-Zoo Volunteer
Camp Teen Volunteer
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Guest Experience Volunteer Positions
Guest Relations Volunteer
Retail Volunteer

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  Volunteer at Lincoln Park Zoo's United Run for the Zoo

Horticulture Volunteer Positions
Main Zoo Gardening
Nature Boardwalk Gardening
Edible Garden
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Event Volunteer Positions
Run for the Zoo
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Group Volunteer Opportunities
Corporate Leader
Membership Organizations
Event Volunteer Opportunities
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Animal Behavior Monitoring Volunteer Positions
ZooMonitor Volunteer
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Have volunteering questions?
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Guest Relations Volunteer Chris DuFour at Lincoln Park Zoo's Nature Boardwalk information kiosk

Welcoming Committee
Guest Relations Volunteers introduce millions of guests every year to all Lincoln Park Zoo has to offer. Learn more about these public-service multitaskers.


Gardening Volunteers
Over 100 dedicated volunteers donate their time and effort in order to make the zoo home not only to wonderous animals but an eclectic display of beautiful flowers and plants as well.