Community Volunteer Program

In the Volunteer section:

The Birmingham Zoo welcomes corporate, school and other volunteer groups to help fulfill the Zoo’s project needs. All group volunteers must be 14 years or older. The Birmingham Zoo requires at least one adult chaperone for every 10 volunteers under the age of 18.

Group volunteers are typically scheduled for projects/shifts lasting up to four hours. Most Zoo projects can accommodate a group size of 25 or fewer. If you would like to bring a group larger than 25 volunteers, please e-mail

Junior League of Birmingham Group Volunteers in the Zoo's Eco Garden

Junior League of Birmingham Group Volunteers in the Zoo’s Eco Garden

Project Categories:

• Outdoor Projects – Raking leaves, moving substrate (soil, sand, rocks, gravel), planting shrubs, flowers, etc. Each project will vary depending on the needs of the Zoo and the interest of the group.

• Indoor Projects – Preparing materials for programs, sorting items for special events, stuffing membership or event bags, etc. The exact project will vary due to the time of year and needs of the Zoo.

• Special Events – Helping the Zoo with event setup, greeting guests, manning craft and activity tables, providing event support, cleanup etc. Major Zoo events include Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo in October and Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari in December. The activities at each event vary greatly, but each one offers your group an opportunity to interact with guests around the Zoo.

For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at