Volunteer Zoo Hosts
Join the team - become a Volunteer Zoo Host!
Our family of Zoo Hosts provides vital support services for the zoo staff. They make our visitors feel welcome and assist them in a number of ways, whether it's talking to them about the animals, giving walking tours, assisting keepers or other zoo staff with animal observations, cleaning or gardening.
They also enjoy being part of a fun volunteer team where they get to spend time with others who share their interests.
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.
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?
Zoo Host intakes happen annually. Prospective Volunteers are interviewed and, if accepted, take part in an Orientation Day to familiarise all new volunteers with 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.
It is also an ideal team building exercise - great for re-energising employees and increasing morale.
Help is always appreciated with outdoor tasks such as:
- spreading bark
Contact us for more information on corporate volunteering at Hamilton Zoo – phone 07 838 6887 or email us.
OUR SINCERE THANKS TO:
- Genesis Energy
- Volunteering Waikato
Your efforts have assisted to make improvements at Hamilton Zoo and are greatly appreciated!