For The Wild

At Taronga, we believe that wildlife and people can share this planet. We’re working tirelessly to achieve a shared future, helping threatened species to breed, protecting their genetic diversity and even re-introducing them to the wild. Visit page to find out what Taronga stands for.
GE Volunteers

Guest Experience Volunteer

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

Special Events Volunteers

Special Events Volunteers assist with larger, irregular events such as Twilight Concerts. Suitable for those who have less time to contribute to volunteering.

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.

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. Applications will open in February 2017.

Administration Volunteers

Administration/Office volunteers assist with clerical and administrative duties in a range of areas in the Zoo. Administration is suitable for those who prefer indoor tasks.

Science and Research Volunteers

Animal enrichment, animal watch and water testing volunteers are involved in the creation of enrichment devices for our animals; monitoring Zoo animal behaviour; and scientific research such as water testing. Animal watch, enrichment and water testing is suitable for those who prefer less face-to-face interaction with the public.

Education Volunteers

Education Volunteers can support visitor education, train for qualifications or help with administration of the zoo's large student education programs.

Award Winners

Taronga and Taronga western Plains Zoos are enormously proud of the volunteers, who play a vital and much appreciated role in the lives of animals and visitors. More

Information Sessions

Information sessions are arranged by Taronga to help interested people find out exactly what is involved in volunteering at the Zoo. > More