Volunteer Programs

Taronga volunteers are involved in a variety of exciting roles across both Taronga Zoo and Taronga Western Plains Zoo. 

Short-term positions are advertised on the volunteer vacancies page as needed.

Our dedicated volunteer programs below are suitable for those looking for long-term (12 months or over) volunteering opportunities.

Visitor Services Volunteer

Visitor Services Volunteers work throughout the Zoo providing information and interpretation about the Zoo and its animals to visitors. Visitor Services is suitable for those who like working with the public.

Life Sciences Volunteers

Volunteer Keepers and Food Prep Volunteers assist the keepers with general keeping duties including cleaning exhibits and food preparation. Life Sciences is suitable for people prepared for hard work, early hours, all weather and manual tasks.

Youth At The Zoo - YATZ!

Taronga wants to support teens who genuinely care about wildlife, so YATZ offers them the opportunity for fun and educational experiences at the Zoo during holidays.

Short-Term Volunteer

Short-Term positions are advertised as needed on a regular basis, from supporting marketing to corporate partnerships to special exhibitions and our training institute, check our vacancies page regularly for any new roles!

Learning and Experience Internship - SIT30112 - Certificate III in Tourism

Taronga Training Institute is offering Learning and Experience internships for people wanting to work in education, interpretation or guiding in the wildlife tourism industry.

Education Volunteers

Education Volunteering is a new program under development, set to start in late 2013, they will provide support for school groups and the Zoo’s education team. Education is suitable for those who enjoy working with students in a more formal program.

Bush Regeneration Volunteers

Bush care volunteers assist horticulture staff with bush regeneration and care, mainly of native foreshore property. Suitable for those with green fingers or those who simply enjoy the great outdoors.