Adult Volunteers


Guest Relations / 

Animal Interpretation

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Horticulture / Gardening

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Special Events

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Group Volunteers 

Churches, Corporate Team Building, School Administration/Teacher Projects (18 & older only), College Project Groups, etc.

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JOIN THE FRANK BUCK ZOO Adult volunteer team!

Frank Buck Zoo is growing its Adult Volunteer Program!

Join our team of adult volunteers who contribute their time by giving back to their community and making an impact on conservation. Frank Buck Zoo offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to enrich the zoo – whether you have a green thumb or love educating the public about animals, we have a spot for you.

If you love nature and are looking for a fun new experience, the Frank Buck Zoo Adult Volunteer Program is for you!

All Adult Volunteers must:

  • Complete volunteer orientation.
  • Wear assigned volunteer shirt.
  • Agree to a criminal background check.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Complete the volunteer application.
  • Read and abide by the policies listed in the Volunteer handbook.
  • Maintain a customer-focused and friendly attitude.
  • Contribute 48 hours per year (Volunteers who only choose Special Events are required to commit to 24 hours a year.)
  • Pay $100 adult volunteer fee (this helps to cover the cost of your shirt, supplies, training, and criminal background check.)

All Adult Volunteers must have the ability to:

  • Independently understand and follow directions.
  • Have good oral communication skills.
  • Work independently and with a team.
  • Volunteer in reasonable weather conditions.
  • Maintain a calm manner around animals.

*Please note, the Frank Buck Zoo Adult Volunteer Program cannot be used to complete volunteer hours for court-ordered community service.

If you are interested in our Adult Volunteer Program, please complete the Adult Volunteers Application.  If you would like to fill out an application for your group to volunteer, please complete the Group Volunteer Application.  Please call Jamie Green, at (940) 284-6704 with questions.

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