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A Docent is a lead volunteer whose primary focus is on educating guests as it relates to the Zoo’s mission — inspiring curiosity and provoking thoughtful engagement towards conserving wild things and wild places. Docents commit to supporting Zoo-wide needs at the discretion of the Volunteer Department.


Docent Commitment to The Birmingham Zoo

Each of our docents at The Birmingham Zoo commits to engaging, in-depth training and 105 hours of volunteer service over the course of each year. Because of their commitment to the Zoo, docents offer a wealth of knowledge and leadership to new volunteers as well as guests on grounds and in the community.


Interested in becoming a docent at The Birmingham Zoo?

Contact our Volunteer Department at (205) 909-4561 or (email preferred).