Volunteering with Zoos Victoria provides exciting opportunities in many areas of the Zoo’s operations including:

  • assisting visitors with information
  • providing guided tours
  • horticulture
  • fundraising
  • assisting with school holiday programs
  • working behind the scenes to create animal enrichment items.

Things you need to know:

  • Volunteering with Zoos Victoria does not involve animal keeping duties
  • Volunteers do not receive preference for paid positions
  • Volunteers cannot commence their duties until they have satisfactorily completed the required training
  • We supply a uniform
  • Depending on the task or role there may be a minimum level of commitment set  (ie. once a fortnight).

Current volunteering opportunities

Facilitated Play Volunteer- Applications close March 28th

We are currently recruiting  volunteers to assist in an exciting new play-based learning space at Werribee Open Range Zoo.Volunteers who have experience in early childhood education, teaching, facilitated play and/or open to learning are invited to apply.

Details about this role and volunteering requirements can be found by clicking on the role description.

Role description- Facilitated play volunteer (Pdf 84.86KB)

Volunteer Visitor Host - recruitment closed

Volunteer Visitor Hosts will be part of the face of Werribee Open Range Zoo, helping visitors to get the most from their visit through excellent customer service and helping visitors fight extinction by advocating for our conservation campaigns.

This is a great introduction to volunteering with Zoos Victoria. If you are confident and outgoing with a passion for wildlife and wild places, this may be the role for you.

Details about this role and volunteering requirements can be found by clicking on the role description.

Volunteer Visitor Host (PDF 390.08KB)

Visitor Engagement Volunteer - recruitment closes Dec 16th

Visitor Engagement Volunteers will engage with visitors to help fight extinction. They will be advocates for our conservation campaigns, and will foster connections between our visitors and wildlife through animal-based encounters, and leading activities and talks in our various zoo trails.

See the role description for further information
Visitor Engagement Volunteer (PDF 40 KB)

Volunteer Tour Guide- recruitment now closed

We are seeking volunteer Tour Guides to facilitate and deliver tours that engage and inform visitors about Werribee Open Range Zoo and our commitment to fighting extinction. To be eligible to apply for this role you must have volunteered at Werribee for a minimum of six months.

See the role description for further information
Volunteer Tour Guide Role Description (pdf 86 KB)

For information about this role or other opportunities at Werribee Open Range Zoo contact Tara Tyerman, Volunteer Coordinator at ttyerman@zoo.org.au or by phoning (03) 9731 9616.

Further information about volunteering with Zoos Victoria can be obtained by contacting, Marg Joiner, Volunteer Program Manager or call on (03) 9340 2737.