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Volunteer at Zoos Victoria

Zoos Victoria's Volunteer Program is an integral part of the organisation's goal to fight local wildlife extinction. More than 600 dedicated volunteers are part of the current program and come from all walks of life. We welcome the passion and expertise that volunteers bring to our organisation.

The Volunteer Program spans across Victoria's three zoos; Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo and although the volunteers perform an array of roles, their contribution is vital to improving the individual experience of every visitor.

There are a number of roles available to volunteers, from helping to guide visitors around our zoos to assisting with administration tasks. However volunteering roles do not include direct animal keeping duties.

Who can become a volunteer?

To apply for a role as part of Zoos Victoria's Volunteer Program candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years or over
  • Be a current Zoos Victoria Member
  • Have a valid Working with Children Check (only needed once accepted as a voulnteer).*
  • Commit to the minimum time requirements (this varies by role)
  • Successful candidates will need to complete a training program before commencing the role

Please note: Due to the training required, the nature of the roles, and the benefits that we provide to our volunteers, we do not take short term volunteers. This includes overseas and domestic travellers, and those requiring volunteer work as part of their educational or vocational placement requirements.

*Please only apply for a Working with Children Check after you have been accepted as a volunteer. 

  • Vets training at Healesville Sanctuary

    Current Opportunities

     

    See current opportunitites.

     
    Please note: We are unable to take expressions of interest outside of the recruitment period.

  • Visitors and Volunteers watching Lions at Werribee Zoo

    Current Zoos Victoria Volunteers

    Thank you for your contribution to the Volunteer Program. We think your time is precious – be sure to record all volunteering hours each week on TimeClock
    Did you know you can keep a track of your hours, stay up to date with training module session times, get the latest zoo news and Volunteer Program updates as well as shift details via Better Impact?