Be a Hero for Wildlife - Become a Safari Park Volunteer


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


15500 San Pasqual Valley RoadEscondido, CA 92027
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There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available to you at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. If you have a passion for wildlife and saving species for future generations, this volunteer experience is for you! To apply visit:

Volunteer shifts with the Safari Park are very flexible and are available 7 days/week between 9am-5pm.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Information Ambassador: Greet guests, provide directional assistance, help guests plan their day.
  • Interpretive Ambassador: Engage guests at different animal stations. Educate and enhance the guest experience using biofacts, props and interpretive techniques.
  • Garden: Help care for and maintain the different gardens throughout the Safari Park.
  • Enrichment: Build, paint, and create different toys, puzzles, props, and furnishings for animal exhibits.
  • Special Events: Assist with check-in, exclusivity, and directions at special events including weddings, corporate meetings, picnics, etc.

More opportunities become available throughout the year.

Basic Qualification Requirements:

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older
  2. Have a positive attitude and strictly adhere to our world-class policies, procedures, grooming, and customer service standards
  3. Complete an online application, including references (
  4. Successfully complete an interview with our volunteer interview panel
  5. Commit to volunteering a minimum of 60 hours annually
  6. Satisfactory completion of Orientation and Training Checklist
  7. Ability to meet and interact with a variety of people

To apply for this volunteer opportunity visit: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select, 'Apply Online Here'.


  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Gardening

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 60 hours per year

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