Birmingham Zoo
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Volunteers are the heart of our mission to “Inspire Passion to Conserve the Natural World”


About the Volunteer Program

Volunteers are ambassadors for Birmingham Zoo and an important part of our zoo team. We seek individuals who are excited about engaging with the zoo’s mission of Inspiring Passion to Conserve the Natural World.

The primary focus of our volunteers is engaging with zoo guests by offering assistance and information, facilitating extraordinary zoo experiences, and helping at a variety of special events. Once in the program, volunteers also have the opportunity to apply and interview for positions in other aspects of the zoo’s operations including animal care, horticulture, education, and leadership roles within the Volunteer Program.

Our program offers all volunteers opportunities to continuously learn more about conservation and animals and to make an impact every day through this active role in the zoo community.


Read more about volunteer training, activities, and positions in our 2022 Volunteer Opportunity Guide

2022 Volunteer Opportunity Guide


Current BZI Volunteer Better Impact Access

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Learn More and Apply!

Please take a look at the Adult Volunteer, Teen Volunteer, Group and Community, and Special Events Volunteer pages to learn more about these individual programs.

Click on the links below to view details and apply!

Contact Us

Volunteer Program

If you cannot find the answers to your questions about volunteering or need additional help please contact our Volunteer Department at (205) 909-4561 or (email preferred).