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.

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 helping to clean animals exhibits, painting fences, and other tasks.  

ROP/Interns Students - Fulfill your ROP requirements by working with zoo staff preparing food, cleaning animals exhibits, and assisting with 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.

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