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
Fill out and submit the volunteer application in person, by mail or through email. Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted on how to proceed. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and commit a minimum of 4 hours a week.
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.