The Oregon Zoo is a many-layered community of wildlife, volunteers and staff. Join the zoo community. Soon, its stories, discoveries and successes will be part of your own story.
A visit to the zoo is just the beginning. Contributing your knowledge, experience and gifts enhances the zoo for both animals and visitors, and being part of the zoo community adds a new kind of wealth to your own life. Explore the many ways to get involved:
Become a member of the Oregon Zoo at levels that range from Individual and Family levels to the Conservation Circle.
Join the zoo's Share the Care symbolic adoption program—help support the zoo's animals and conservation work, and get a plush version of your favorite animal, a personalized certificate and more.
Show your support by making a gift or joining Wildlife Partners.
With your company, be part of the zoo's corporate support team that lends their support for programs and activities that reflect the zoo's core values.
Volunteer at events, exhibits and in the community. You'll meet people and wildlife from all over the planet.
Gain real-world skills interning with zoo staff in all areas of the zoo.
Volunteers and employees bring conservation, wildlife, animal enrichment and sustainability topics to audiences at the zoo and all over the Portland metropolitan area.
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