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Henry Vilas Zoo Greeter Volunteers

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Henry Vilas Zoo

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 212 people are interested

"We're so happy you're open!"
"You've really done an excellent job of making sure everything is safe and healthy."
"I sawed a Tiger!"

Do you like to smile? Looking for a way to volunteer in the beautiful weather? Consider joining the greeter volunteer team at Henry Vilas Zoo!

What do greeters at HVZ do?
During our Phase 1 reopening, we're in need of volunteers to help welcome our guests and keep our Zoo safe. Greeter duties at HVZ include:

  • Set our guests' visit off right by welcoming them to our Zoo
  • Answer guest questions about animals and Zoo layout
  • Thank guests for visiting and donating
  • Give out masks to those guests that may need them

Volunteer Hours
Greeter shifts are available every day of the week 9:30-12, 12-2:30, and 2:30-4:30PM. We require a minimum of two shifts per month for six months for a volunteer to be considered "active"; however, we can work with you if your schedule/driving distance may not allow for that.


  • A friendly smile
  • A genuine desire to improve Zoo guests' experience
  • A team spirit
  • Dependability
  • At least 14 years old. Youth 10+ can volunteer with an adult.
  • (Optional) Bilingual/Multilingual volunteers strongly encouraged to apply

COVID-19 Health/Safety

  • In accordance with Dane County and state mandates, all staff, volunteers, and visitors over the age of 4 are required to wear masks at all times when on grounds. We provide paper masks free of charge for any visitor or volunteer who may need them.
  • All greeter positions are outdoors (to allow for distancing) in shaded areas. We have stools/chairs for those volunteers who may have a hard time standing for extended periods of time.

URL: www.henryvilaszoo.gov

3 Shifts

  • 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM
  • afternoon / 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM
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About Henry Vilas Zoo


606 South Randall Ave, Madison, WI 53715, US

Mission Statement

The purpose of The Friends of the Zoo is to raise funds to promote and support the programs and activities of the Henry Vilas Zoo.

To achieve our purpose, we work in partnership with the Henry Vilas Zoo to:

  • Provide EDUCATION about the animal world.
  • Support CONSERVATION of animals and their habitat.
  • Enhance quality RECREATION and foster community pride.
  • Acquire animals and create and/or improve exhibits.
  • Raise and accept funds to accomplish these endeavors.


Friends of the Zoo helps keep the Henry Vilas Zoo free to the Madison community. Our volunteers and interns play an extremely important role in providing quality services to the many guests who utilize The Friends of the Zoo's services and programs.

Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts


702 South Randall AveMadison, WI 53715



  • Customer Service
  • Bilingual
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Environmental Education


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Greeter shifts are available every day of the week 9:30-12, 12-2:30, and 2:30-4:30PM. Minimum hours requirement is two shifts per month for six months (or until November).

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