Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo! Becoming a volunteer makes a difference in your community. Every year hundreds of volunteers put in approximately 10,000 hours supporting staff and animals at the zoo. Volunteers help approximately 150,000 annual visitors experience firsthand the natural world around them. The zoo is a longstanding Lincoln attraction that has been able to provide a memorable visit for people of all ages, due in great part to the volunteers who support it. If you enjoy nature, hearing the laughter of children and seeing wonder in their eyes, become a volunteer at the zoo. There’s always something fun to do at the zoo!
Volunteers work in every department of the zoo including animal care, education, facilities and more. Volunteering is a serious commitment; teen volunteer positions are typically for the summer or fall, while adult volunteers serve for at least a year – some volunteers have been with us for a decade or more!
The Benefits of Volunteering
In addition to the personal fulfillment and enjoyment of volunteering at Lincoln Children’s Zoo, our volunteers receive numerous other benefits.
• Enthusiastic team of volunteers and staff
• Flexible schedule
• Variety of volunteer activities
• A weekly Volunteer enewsletter
• Regular recognition for your services
• Opportunities to gain valuable customer service and public relations skills
• Discounts on food and gift shop purchases
• Membership discounts for next year (based on hours of service)
• Free admission passes (based on hours of service)
Lincoln Children’s Zoo volunteers are a diverse group in terms of background, experience and age. Their shared passion for nature and belief in the zoo's mission provide numerous opportunities to form new and lasting friendships.
Please note that volunteers rarely work directly with the handling and care of zoo animals.
How can you contact us?
If becoming a Lincoln Children’s Zoo volunteer sounds like it's for you, or for more information, call: 402-475-6741 ext. 129 or email Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lincoln Children’s Zoo's Mission:
"To enrich lives through firsthand interaction with living things."
You can make a difference! Volunteer at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo!