Birmingham Zoo
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Adult Volunteers

CarolynThank you for your interest in volunteering at the Birmingham Zoo. Every year, Adult volunteers contribute thousands of hours to support the staff and animals at the Zoo. The Birmingham Zoo continues to make a difference in the community and provide memorable experiences for visitors of all ages, thanks in large part to the volunteers who support it.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Zoo, please click here to access the application.

Join our amazing team of Adult volunteers and help the Zoo remain “Alabama’s Must See Attraction!”

Basic Requirements:

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age and not currently a high school student.
  2. Must be able to offer a minimum of 60 volunteer hours each year.

Application Process:

  1. Submit an online application.
  2. After your application submission, you will receive a response email. Please follow the directions provided within the email to set up an interview with Volunteer Services.
  3. If accepted to the Volunteer Program after the interview, volunteers will need to submit a completed packet of required forms (General Release Form, Understanding by Adult Volunteer, Adult Volunteer Arrest and Conviction Notification Agreement, and Background Check) and the $40 Volunteer Orientation Fee (We no longer accept personal checks but can accept cash, credit, or debit as a form of payment).
  4. After the volunteer paperwork has been processed (usually within 1-2 weeks), volunteers may sign up to attend a Volunteer Orientation session.
  5. After completing Orientation, volunteers can dive into the volunteer opportunities available at the Birmingham Zoo!

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