2021 Boo at the Zoo Volunteering:

Due to Covid-19, opportunities to volunteer at Boo at the Zoo have reduced. We are currently unable to add new volunteer groups for this year’s Boo at the Zoo.  Volunteer spots are first come first serve. If your organization has volunteered previously, please email [email protected]

Zoo Knoxville has a large volunteer team that helps with diverse opportunities. Program participants include adults and youth ages 13 and up. Our volunteers support the zoo’s mission and serve as zoo ambassadors.

Current volunteer opportunities are available for Spring 2022. If you are interested in learning more please reach out to [email protected] 


  • Sharing information about the zoo’s animals, habitats and conservation programs with zoo guests
  • Assisting zoo staff with educational programs both on and off zoo grounds
  • Helping zoo staff with special events like BOO! at the zoo and Zoo Camp
  • Working behind-the-scenes to help with the zoo’s day-to-day operations


  • Attend a 2-day new volunteer training workshop
  • Maintain an annual zoo pass
  • Adults pay a $75 uniform and training fee. Youth pay a $100 fee
  • Volunteer a minimum of 50 hours of service annually
  • Attend a minimum of 4 informative meetings a year


If you are interested in volunteering and would like more information, please email [email protected].