Education Volunteers

Volunteers

Education Volunteers help to teach our guests about the Zoo’s animals and our conservation efforts, as well as facilitate play experiences at the Zoo’s Nature Play area.  Volunteers must be enthusiastic, willing to learn, and willing to foster a safe and positive environment for our visitors.

Education volunteers must attend a 3 hour training session; dates TBD.

Benefits of becoming an Education Volunteer:

  • Learn more about conservation
  • Gain skills in public speaking
  • Volunteer hours
  • Give back to your community!

Opportunities Available

Please note:
Ages 13- 15 years with a parent
Must be 16 years or older to volunteer alone

Summer Education volunteers enhance visitors’ experiences at the Zoo. Learn about the Zoo’s conservation programs and help to provide a great experience for visitors at exhibits, Nature Play and in the Classroom!

Volunteers will rotate between different Education stations throughout the Zoo!
Stations include:

  • Touch tank
  • Science on a Sphere
  • Nature Play
  • Running activities and sharing bio-facts with visitors at educational carts

To apply by mail download the Education Volunteer Application and Job Description
To apply online click here


The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society is now a Certified Service Enterprise. Certified Service Enterprises join the top 11% of organizations in volunteer management and organizational performance. This means we are better equipped to align your passions and skills with meaningful volunteer positions that have an impact!

For more information, please contact Heather Potter at (508) 991-4556 ext.117 or hpotter@bpzoo.org