Volunteer Opportunities

Now enrolling! Join the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary Docent Program

Do you have a passion for animals and want to make a difference? Consider joining our amazing team of volunteer docents! Docents serve a vital role in helping to promote the zoo sanctuary’s educational mission of teaching responsible behavior toward all animals. Docents host school tours, interact with the public at community events, help with youth camps, and assist at special events. Register soon -- the docent training class begins February 11 and continues through March 19. Note: docents must be at least age 21 to register; class fee is $40. To learn more about the volunteer docent program, call Sue at 916-715-8610.


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Additional Volunteer Opportunities

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.  

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

ROP/Interns Students - Fulfill your ROP requirements by working with zoo staff preparing food, cleaning animals exhibits and other duties. Note: spaces are limited.

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 about volunteering at the gift shop, contact Guy.

Support the Folsom 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. Adoption packages are available at the $25, $50, $100, $250, and $500 levels.

To select an animal to sponsor visit www.folsomzoofriends.org to meet our zoo residents. When you have selected that special zoo resident to adopt, please email Joyce or call 916-351-3384 to complete the adoption process.


Donate Recyclables: The zoo will accept your CRV value aluminum cans and plastic bottles for recycling (note: we cannot accept any glass items). Please bag your recyclable items separately, with aluminum cans in one bag and bottles in another bag. Recyclable donations can be dropped off at the zoo's ticket booth during regular zoo hours. 

Monetary Donations: Visit the non-profit Friends of the Folsom Zoo to donate online. If you prefer to write a check, please make it payable to the Friends of the Folsom Zoo and mail it to: 403 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630

Additional Donation Opportunities:

Review the Zoo Wish List

Shop at http://www.sanctuarysupplies.com - 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.