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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community
  • Environment


15500 San Pasqual Valley RoadEscondido, CA 92027 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of San Diego Zoo Global is to save species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal and plant care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature. Using our family of brands to differentiate our campuses, projects, and initiatives, we strive to be at the forefront of wildlife conservation and education.


San Diego Zoo Safari Park is looking for volunteers to serve as information ambassadors or work in some of the Safari Park’s gardens. Volunteer ambassadors greet visitors, answer questions at information booths and assist with special events. The 1,800-acre Safari Park is located in San Pasqual Valley near Escondido.

Applicants must be age 18 or older, agree to volunteer 60 hours per year, and follow the San Diego Zoo Global Volunteer policies. Volunteers fill out an online application and have an interview with the volunteer interview panel. Successful applicants will then complete orientation training, along with three scavenger hunts and two mentor sessions.

Ambassadors can eventually train to become interpretive volunteers to teach visitors about animals and conservation. Volunteer jobs do not involve working directly with animals.

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Would you recommend San Diego Zoo Safari Park?
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by Clare L. (May 17, 2021)
I have loved the Safari Park for many years and one of my retirement plans was to join the volunteer program at the park. The pandemic has disrupted many plans but I have been back to the park recently and still want to join the volunteer program.

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