Join the Potter Park Zoo Volunteer Team!

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Potter Park Zoological Society

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Potter Park Zoo is Michigan's oldest zoo, located just minutes from Downtown Lansing and East Lansing. We are always looking for individuals interested in becoming a part of our Volunteer Team! With no minimum requirement of hours to stand in good standing, you can volunteer as much or as little as you'd like.

Here are some of the volunteer opportunities regularly available at the zoo:

Special Events

o Throughout the year, Potter Park Zoo hosts many private and public events including Boo at the Zoo and Wonderland of Lights. A wide variety of volunteers are needed for these, from greeters to craft assistants; face painters to storytellers; tickets takers to registration helpers, and many more!


o No matter what your gardening skills, we can use your help on our zoo grounds! Take on your own garden space, or simply help us weed and rake. You choose the task and your schedule.


o Our office staff sometimes need help preparing mailings, memberships or other clerical projects. If you can sort and shuffle, we can use your help!

All of our volunteers go through a Volunteer Orientation to make sure they feel confident and knowledgeable about our volunteer roles! After that, schedules are incredibly flexible. We understand many of our volunteers have jobs or other commitments, so there is no minimum amount of hours necessary to complete. We are just happy to have you as part of the team!

Interested in joining our wonderful team of volunteers? Visit our website at or send us an email at

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Animals Community Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave.Lansing, MI 48912



  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Veterinary
  • Food Service
  • Gardening
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer schedules are flexible, with no minimum.
  • Volunteers under 18 years of age, must be accompanied by a parent/adult during their volunteer shift

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