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volunteer at bristol zoo

Spring 2015:  At this time of year we are particularly looking for Ranger, Animal Discovery and Children’s Craft Volunteers.

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 so spaces are very limited. If you are not successful for this role, please feel free to consider our other available roles.

If you have any queries, please go to our FAQ page.

If you have any queries that are not answered on the website, please email us on: or call us on 0117 9747363.

*Bristol Zoo Gardens falls within a residents parking zone that will be coming into force on 16th March 2015.  We encourage all of our employees and volunteers to use sustainable ways of getting to work.  Please research these before applying for any of our vacancies. There will be no car parking facilities on site available for the first six months of volunteering.  A limited number of spaces are available after that, subject to application, with no guarantee. Please visit to plan your journey.