Detroit Zoo Volunteer Opportunities


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


8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.Royal Oak, MI 48067


The Detroit Zoo has a variety of exciting ongoing volunteer opportunities for you. Volunteers assist by answering questions about the Zoo's resident animal population, giving directions and helping with special events. Scheduling is flexible. Training is provided. There are 13 different assignments for adults 18 years and older and 2 different assignments for teens 14 years and older. Some volunteer assignments require as little as 20 hours per year commitment, most require around 50 hours. Volunteers receive free admission and parking to the Detroit Zoo.

To learn more and to download an application, visit our website at

Spring orientation classes for adults 18 years and older are forming now.

Teens 14 years and older have a separate application process. See our website for details.


Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Some assignments require as little as 20 hrs/yr

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