Be an ambassador for the animals with our guests


Cause Areas


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


John Ball Zoo1300 W Fulton StGrand Rapids, MI 49504


As an Ambassador Volunteer you will interact with Zoo visitors sharing information and enthusiasm about the zoo with our guests! You create your own schedule, shifts are anywhere from 2 hours to as many as 8. You can choose how much time you want to be here and how often. We'd like volunteers to consider giving 10 or more hours each month.

You may sign up to be stationed in our Wallaby, Budgie, and Red's Hobby Farm interactive exhibits to engage guests! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer you can find more information on our website including the steps to becoming a volunteer.


  • Public Speaking
  • People Skills
  • Environmental Education
  • Community Outreach
  • Recruiting

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts are 2 + hours
  • standing, interacting with guests, speaking, monitoring the exhibits

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