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Administration Volunteers

Administration/Office Volunteers assist with clerical and administrative duties in a range of areas in the Zoo including:

•    Finance and Accounts
•    Marketing
•    Human Resources
•    Memberships
•    Public Relations
•    Taronga Training Institute
Duties in all areas may include handling visitor enquiries both face-to-face and over the phone; processing new applications; selling merchandise; data entry and general computer use. 

Science and Research Volunteers

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BSU Suspended Suspended

Science and research volunteers conduct animal enrichment and animal watch and scientific procedures such as water testing. Enrichment volunteers are involved in the creation of enrichment devices for our animals and animal watch volunteers monitor Zoo animal behaviour.

This section of the zoo has recently undergone a restructure, therefore will not be recruiting for new volunteers in the near future.

Education Volunteers

Taronga has developed a learning and experience intership program, this program will replace education volunteers for 2013/14.

We will be running the course again in the second 6 months of 2014.
Enrolments are open now for this 2014 course.

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.