Adult Volunteer Opportunities

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Purdue Volunteers at CPZ
Thank you for your interest in volunteer opportunities with the Columbian Park Zoo. Volunteers provide valuable support and assistance to zoo staff, and have an integral role in the success of our many special events. You must be 18 years or older to apply. 

Teens ages 14-17 that are interested in volunteering should check out our Zoo Teen Program!

Volunteer Program Overview

Columbian Park Zoo's Volunteer Program is growing!

Join us later in 2017 as we unveil the new look of the volunteer program.  An updated application will be available, as well as volunteer guidelines and FAQs to make your commitment to Columbian Park zoo a success!

Check back often for new information, volunteer opportunities and more.  Until then, interested volunteers can complete and submit the application below to begin the process!

Zoo Volunteer

Contact Jennifer Spence, Volunteer Coordinator, at 765-807-1558 or 
  1. Volunteer Educators
  2. Butterfly Exhibit Volunteers
  3. Volunteer Groups

Are you an energetic and committed individual who is looking to share your interest in animals with others? Volunteer Educators assist the Education Department by assisting with various learning experiences including animal encounters, group presentations and patron interactions throughout the zoo. We are looking for individuals who can make at least a year-long commitment.

Additional information about this opportunity will arrive in 2017!