Zoo Ambassadors

We have a fun volunteer opportunity this summer, a program we call Zoo Ambassadors!

Zoo Ambassadors will volunteer to help with the Zoo Quest game for one 4-hr shift per week from mid-June to Labor Day. The Zoo Quest is a fun scavenger hunt activity that engages young zoo guests and their families in exploring the impact of food waste on wildlife and the environment. Volunteers will run different hands-on learning stations around the Oregon Zoo to engage and deepen the guest experience.

This opportunity:

  • can be a family volunteer experience
  • is short term, June- August
  • is one 4-hr shift per week
  • requires 5 hours of training in June
  • is a much-needed help for the zoo
  • provides a chance to make a difference
  • has an age minimum of 10 years old with parent, 15 years old without parent.


Please note: Those who are 10-14 years old must volunteer with one consistent adult such as a parent, relative, or close family friend. The adult must also actively participate in the Zoo Ambassador program alongside the youth, including completing a separate Zoo Ambassador application, attending orientation and trainings and actively participating in the Zoo Ambassador program alongside the youth.

Get involved and help the Oregon Zoo make a difference!

How to apply

The 2016 program has been filled. Information for 2017 will be available in late March 2017.


Please note all volunteers who are 18 yrs old and older must successfully complete a background check.