Become a Volunteer at Lincoln Park Zoo

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Lincoln Park Zoo! We have completed volunteer recruitment for 2014 and will begin recruitment again during the winter/early spring. Please check back in January 2015 for the Volunteer Information Session dates to be held in February and March. At the Volunteer Information Sessions you will have the opportunity to learn about all of the volunteer positions including requirements, commitment and training schedule. You may ask questions, talk to staff and volunteers and sign up for a volunteer interview. In the meantime, please fill out our online volunteer application, and we will contact you this winter with more information about the Info Sessions and interview dates. Thank you again for your interest.
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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Corporate 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.