Become a Volunteer at Lincoln Park Zoo
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Lincoln Park Zoo! To learn more, please click on individual volunteer opportunities listed below. If you find one or more options of interest, please fill out our online volunteer application.
We will resume recruitment in February 2016.
Help the Zoo Online
If you're waiting for volunteer recruitment to resume, we're happy to offer another way to help the zoo. Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute is seeking volunteers to help identify wildlife in their camera trap photos. You can help by going to www.chicagowildlifewatch.org and following the instructions on the website!
A waitlist has been established for those interested in becoming a ZooMonitor. The recruitment timeline for ZooMonitor is to be determined. You are welcome to fill out an application now for future opportunities.
We are always accepting volunteers for our ongoing special events. If you’re interested in being added to our special events list, please let us know.
Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information!
Education Volunteer Positions
Guest Experience Volunteer Positions
Horticulture Volunteer Positions
Event Volunteer Positions
Corporate Volunteer Opportunities
Animal Behavior Monitoring Volunteer Positions
Have volunteering questions?
View our frequently asked questions page!
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Volunteering at Lincoln Park Zoo sounds wild! Please send me more information on how I can make a real difference as a zoo volunteer.
You also may call the zoo’s Volunteer Services Department at 312-742-2124.