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The Zoo & You!
Volunteers provide crucial services for our nationally accredited zoo and historic garden. And we currently have fun and rewarding volunteer and intern roles ready for you!
Volunteers assist with many important jobs, including educating guests about the amazing animals, preparing diets behind the scenes, assisting guests at the boat dock, tending the garden, operating the A/V system for the shows, looking after guest safety and enjoyment, and much more.
While volunteering you will have the opportunity to learn, make new friends, and help the plants and animals. We are looking for individuals at least 16 years of age who can devote at least 4 hours a week. Seasonal volunteers are welcome. Apply today and join our wildly fun team of nature lovers!
We are currently looing for Camp Counselor in Training (CIT) Volunteers!
Camp Counselor in Training (CIT): Do you love nature and wildlife? Are you enthusiastic about working with children? Then join our team and volunteer as a Counselor in Training (CIT) with our summer Camp WILD program! Experience the Zoo alongside children ages 5-10 years old, and assist the Camp Counselors in preparing materials, guiding children through the Zoo, helping with games, support learning through art activities, and more! Gain valuable experience working with children and learning about our plant and animal collections. Camp WILD runs Monday – Friday from June 6, 2022 – August 5, 2022, hosting about 30 campers per week. Must submit two letters of recommendation when applying. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older by June 1, 2022 to apply.
View the list of volunteer area options here!
How to Become a Naples Zoo Volunteer
FILL OUT a Volunteer Application (PDF)
Free Download of Adobe Acrobat to read PDF files.
Submit your Volunteer Application
E-MAIL to: [email protected]
FAX the info to (239) 262-6866.
MAIL it to the zoo: Naples Zoo, Volunteer Application, 1590 Goodlette Road, Naples FL 34102
DROP IT OFF at the zoo.
When your application has been reviewed, we will contact you to schedule an interview. If accepted as a Zoo Volunteer, we will then have you attend a half day orientation and possible training sessions.
Thanks for helping Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens fulfill its mission!