Special Event Volunteers & Group Opportunities

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

Special Event Volunteers & Group Opportunities

Don’t have enough time to volunteer once a week? Special Events allows you volunteer at various times throughout the year. United Run for the Zoo is the first Sunday of June each year, and ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank runs from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. We need lots of volunteer help at both of these zoo events!

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be 14 years or older.
  • Have a positive attitude and strictly adhere to Lincoln Park Zoo policies, procedures and guest-service standards.
  • Must be comfortable being outdoors in all weather conditions.

United Run for the Zoo
(Suitable for groups and individuals)
Sunday, June 7, 2015
This exciting event takes place directly on zoo grounds, and all proceeds help keep Lincoln Park Zoo free. Additionally, all volunteers will receive a free United Run for the Zoo t-shirt! We are looking for help in the following areas:

6–8:45 a.m.: Registration
6–8:45 a.m.: Packet Pick-Up
6–11 a.m.: Gear Check
6:30–9 a.m.: Start Line
6:30–10 a.m.: Water Stations
7–10 a.m.: Course Marshals
8–10:30 a.m.: Runner Services
8:45–10 a.m.: Kids’ Safari Stampede Mini Obstacle Race

Opportunities are first come, first served. If you are interested, please e-mail us with your name, email, phone number, street address and volunteer area preference (see above).

 

ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC Bank
(Suitable for groups and individuals)
November 2015—January 2016
Every year, the zoo lights up Chicago with its annual, free, family-oriented holiday celebration. If you are interested in learning more, please email us.


Special Events Contact List
There are many smaller opportunities that arise throughout the year. If you are interested in being placed on the Special Events Contact List for these opportunities, please email us.