Volunteer Your Time

At The Honolulu Zoo

Volunteering at the Honolulu Zoo is a great way to learn about animals, gain valuable experience, support a beloved community institution, support conservation initiatives, meet new people and work outdoors in a lush tropical environment! Join the Honolulu Zoo’s volunteer program in a variety of fields – from conservation and education to zoo keeper support – and contribute to the Zoo’s mission of inspiring the stewardship of our living world.

"…to inspire the stewardship of our living world by providing meaningful experiences..."

Basic Requirements:

Those applying to volunteer should meet these requirements.
– Be 18 years of age or older (Exceptions: Jr. Leader Program, Event Volunteers and Community Groups)
– Complete the required online Volunteer Application
– Pass a criminal background check
– Meet for an in-person interview with Volunteer Program staff and or other Zoo staff
– Successfully complete general orientation and program specific volunteer training
– Meet the minimum time commitment of 3-6 months, depending on the program, minimum one 2.5 hour shift per week

Volunteer Benefits:

– Professional training for each program
– Discounts on Honolulu Zoo Society memberships
– Gift shop and snack bar discounts
– Volunteer events
– Furthering educational opportunities
– Helping the Honolulu Zoo fulfil their mission, making a difference in the lives of staff, visitors and animals at the zoo and abroad.

Volunteer Programs
For those under 18 please note our Jr. Leader program on the Volunteer Programs page

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