Birmingham Zoo
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Community/Scout Volunteers

Community/Scout Volunteers

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. Please e-mail us to schedule group volunteering opportunities at

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 Please email for upcoming Special Event volunteering opportunities. Please let us know your age so we can assess which opportunities you are qualified for.


Questions? E-mail