Volunteers play a vital role at Cougar Mountain Zoo
Our mission of “Conservation through Education” is strengthened by their dedication and passion to be a voice for wildlife around the world. The Cougar Mountain Zoo Volunteer Program offers a variety of unique experiences for qualified volunteers.
What to expect being a volunteer:
Volunteering Opportunities at Cougar Mountain Zoo
How To Apply:
Fill out and submit the Volunteer Application online by using the link below. Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted for the next steps. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and commit a minimum of 4 consecutive hours per scheduled shift.
- Application Submissions For 2023 Due Feb 1, 2023-
- Important Dates-
Interviews February 16 and 18, 2023
Acceptance Notification by February 19, 2023
Volunteer Training February 25, 2023
Docent (Education & Fundraising)
Serve as an interpreter, roving Zoo grounds interacting with visitors and educating them on the Zoo’s collection and fundraising programs. Docents after a dedicated period of time may also assist in, mini-lectures, outreaches, gift-shop, behavioral observations, and animal care.
Volunteers with construction and maintenance skills may assist in many areas throughout the year.
A vital position to aid in procuring funding for our education programs and animal collection.
Assist with planting, cultivating flowers and maintaining shrubs and trees. Gardeners also research the viability of introducing new flora into animal habitats and general landscaping throughout the Zoo.
Volunteers with the required aptitude may work towards becoming a Volunteer Aide, assisting Zookeepers in supportive roles (minimum age 21). There are no Volunteer openings in this category at this time.