Make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of people each year!
Become part of a growing, committed group of volunteers at the Brandywine Zoo. We invite you to explore the Zoo's volunteer opportunities and docent program. The Brandywine Zoo depends on people like you for support of its commitment to providing excellent care for our animals, a great experience for visitors and a better future for all living things.
Benefits include: continuing education opportunities, training, field trips, making new friends and helping animals and our environment through education. For more information about our volunteer opportunities, visit www.destateparks.com.
Must be at least 13 years old for Zoo Crew or Summer Teen Internships
Must be 18 or older for Volunteer Program
Must pass a background check.
If under 18 years old, application and background check must be signed by parent/legal guardian.
Must attend a comprehensive training course.
Must have at least 3 references returned to the zoo on or before training (e-mail, mail or bring to training).
Must purchase a shirt and name tag. Approximate cost for both is $27.00.
Attend bimonthly volunteer meetings from 6pm - 9pm.
Must adhere to the uniform policy as described in the training course.
Be friendly, enthusiastic and dependable.
Do assigned tasks as agreed upon with the Zoo Education Staff.
How to Get Involved!
To be considered for a volunteer position at the Brandywine Zoo, you must first fill out an Volunteer Application. You will then be interviewed, and three non-relatives write references, and pass a State of Delaware background check.