Volunteer Zoo Hosts
Enrich animals and people - Become a Volunteer Zoo Host!
As a Volunteer Zoo Host, this is your opportunity to…
CONNECT people with wildlife experiences.
SHARE your people skills.
LEARN about the living world.
ENJOY a stunning environment.
Our family of more than 50 Zoo Hosts play an important role in making our visitors feel welcome and assisting them in all ways possible, whether it’s talking to visitors about animals, giving walking tours, assisting zoo staff and people with disabilities, animal observation and more.
What's in it for me?
Being a volunteer Zoo Host gives you the chance to share your interest in wildlife and conservation with Zoo visitors. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet and work with a wide variety of people, at the same time giving you an insight into the conservation and education focus of Hamilton Zoo.
It is an extremely rewarding role - you provide the vital support system for staff, keepers and animals at Hamilton Zoo.
What is required to become a Zoo Host?
- Applicants MUST be over 18 years of age
- People orientated, with good communication skills
- Reasonably fit
- Have your own independent means of transport
- We ask that all prospective hosts commit to helping out at least two days per month, between the hours of 10am and 3pm. We also ask for a minimum commitment of six months.
Want to apply?
Prospective Volunteers are interviewed and if accepted, then take part in an Orientation Day, which is designed to familiarize all new volunteers with all aspects of the Zoo.
Applications from people from all walks of life are always welcome, so click here to download our application form
For more information please contact the Volunteers.