Birmingham Zoo
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Community/Scout Volunteers

056-junior-league-garden-volunteersThe 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


Scout Projects

Need a group scout project, service project, Eagle Scout Project, or Gold Award Project? What better place than the zoo. Please reach out to to learn more about this fantastic opportunity.


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. Each year for Boo at the Zoo, sponsored by Wells Fargo (BATZ) and ZooLight Safari, sponsored by Wells Fargo the Birmingham Zoo asks for volunteers to make this a fun and exciting event. It takes about 100 volunteers (for BATZ) and 50 volunteers (for ZooLights) each night to help make this fun for the family and kids that come. If you are interested in bringing a group of 10 or more to volunteer, please call 205.397.3863 to get set up. *All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. For more information about Special Events Volunteers, click here!


Questions? E-mail