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Volunteering at Bristol Zoo

If you’d like to help with our important education and conservation work, why not join the 250 people who volunteer at Bristol Zoo?

We’re not just looking for people who want to volunteer with animals, but people who can help in lots of different ways such as craft activities, talks with animals, rangers in our walkthroughs, our gardens and many other areas of the Zoo.

If you can spare at least a day a week and you live within easy travelling distance of 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 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 Frequently Asked Questions page.

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