Education Volunteers


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


425 Hawthorn StNew Bedford, MA 02740
Education Volunteer interacting with the public


Education Volunteers

Education Volunteers help to teach our guests about the Zoo’s animals and our conservation efforts, as well as facilitate play experiences at the Zoo’s Nature Play area. Volunteers must be enthusiastic, willing to learn, and willing to foster a safe and positive environment for our visitors.

Education volunteers must attend a 3 hour training session; dates TBD.

Benefits of becoming an Education Volunteer:

  • Learn more about conservation
  • Gain skills in public speaking
  • Volunteer hours
  • Give back to your community!

Opportunities Available

Please note:

Ages 13- 15 years with a parent

Must be 16 years or older to volunteer alone

Summer Education volunteers enhance visitors’ experiences at the Zoo. Learn about the Zoo’s conservation programs and help to provide a great experience for visitors at exhibits, Nature Play and in the classroom!

Education Volunteers include:

  • Touch tank
  • Science on a Sphere
  • Nature Play
  • Running activities and sharing bio-facts with visitors at educational carts


Please visit our website for more details

Contact Volunteer Manager, Heather Potter at with any questions.


  • General Education
  • People Skills
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • STEM

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours/week

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