Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

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

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

If you can spare at least half a day a week and you live close to Bristol Zoo*, we would love to hear from you.

All we ask is that you are available during school holidays and can be with us for at least six months.

You need to be aged 18 or over (16 or over for Keeper Volunteer roles) and there’s no upper age limit. References may be applied for.

If you’d like to know more, and would like to apply, please take a look at our volunteer roles. Please note that the Volunteer Mammals Keeper scheme is very popular and spaces are very limited. If you are not successful for this role, please feel free to consider our other available roles.

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

Please note we carry out Disclosure Barring Service checks for all volunteers. There is no cost to volunteers.

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

*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.

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