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Volunteer Opportunities

Please review our volunteer opportunities to find your best fit.

Education Docent - enjoy assisting with educating the public in the form of zoo tours with an option to participate in outreach presentations, class and events, and serve as a Helpful Answer Person as you stroll through the zoo. 

Our educational docents offer an annual training class (required) to interested candidates (ages 21+). For more information please contact our docent desk at or by phone at 916-461-6626

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Zookeeper Aides - work with staff preparing food, cleaning animals exhibits and more. For more information please contact Jill,

Grounds Cleaning/Horticulture - commune with the animals during early morning zoo washdown, fall leaf raking/blowing, watering zoo plants and providing lots of green TLC.  For more information please contact Jill,

Zoo Sanctuary Gift Shop - spend some quality time in the zoo sanctuary, meeting zoo guests  while helping them find a zoo trinket to carry home.  For more information please contact Guy,

Community Service/Group Projects - gather a group and spend part of your day extra-cleansing animals exhibits, painting fences, and more.  For more information please contact Jill,

ROP/Interns Students - Spaces are limited. If you are interested in fulfilling your ROP requirements by working with zoo staff preparing food, cleaning animals exhibits and more please contact Jill,

Support Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary
Animal 'Adoption" packages

For a unique and special gift for any occasion consider participating in our animal adoption program. Sponsoring a zoo resident allows you to become an honorary mom, dad, or maybe a monkey's uncle.

To select an animal to sponsor visit to meet our zoo residents. When you have selected that special zoo resident to adopt please contact Joyce at or by phone 916-351-3384 for your adoption information.

Individual Adoption Levels:


$50 -

$100 -




Donate Recyclables:

The zoo will accept your CRV value aluminum cans and plastic bottle for recycling, no glass please. We cannot take any recyclable items that do not have a CRV value. Please bag them separately; aluminum cans in one bag, bottles in another and drop them off at the zoo during regular zoo hours. 

For a monetary donation to the zoo you can:

Visit the "Friends" website to donate online. 
Write a check and mail it to : 403 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630

For a other donations to the zoo you can:

Review the Zoo Wish List

Shop at - Go to Wish Lists, then Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

Gift Cards are also very much appreciated.

Money isn’t everything! Individuals, firms and organizations often donate needed services, building materials, and items for special events.

Donate Airline miles/Hotel points

Your donation of airline miles and/or hotel points enable zoo keepers to travel to educational conferences and training courses that will benefit the zoo residents. Please check with your airline/hotel chain to learn how to 'gift' miles/points to the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary.