Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

Bristol Zoo volunteers are an important part of our Zoo team.  As a volunteer, amongst other things, you will:

  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Support us in saving wildlife together

Our roles are varied and all require different levels of commitment or flexibility. Please read the role profiles to find which one would suit you best.

You may also be interested in volunteer roles at our sister site, Wild Place Project.

Please note:

  • We ask that volunteers are aged 18 or over (16 or over for Keeper Volunteer roles) but there’s no upper age limit.
  • We carry out Disclosure Barring Service checks for all volunteers. There is no cost to volunteers.
  • We may ask for references as part of the application process.
  • Bristol Zoo Gardens falls within a residents parking zone.  We encourage all of our employees and volunteers to use sustainable ways of getting to here.  Please research these before applying to volunteer. Please visit www.travelinesw.com to plan your journey.

If you have any queries that are not answered on the website, please email us on: volunteer@bristolzoo.org.uk.

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