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Volunteer & Intern Programs

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!

Intern Programs
Looking for an internship for school credit? Explore our internship options.

Volunteer Programs
We are currently accepting volunteers for many different areas!

See all current volunteer opportunities.


Animal Interpreters
Informally share wild information about the fascinating animals at Naples Zoo and ways guests can help them. Interpreters all start with the Giraffes, but have the option of moving to other animals after a training period.

And yes, this includes the new cheetahs!

Boat Aides
Assist on the dock for our Primate Expedition Cruises. You get to answer guest questions, assist them as they board and disembark the catamarans, and review cruise etiquette for safety and provide tips for the best viewing of the primates.

Animal Show Aides
Help run the Audio/Visual equipment during our Safari Canyon shows including making announcements at the start and end of the show form the operation booth.

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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

SCAN & E-MAIL: volunteer@napleszoo.org
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. (Location)

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!

Learn More!
Want to learn more about all the exciting volunteer options? See all the opportunities!


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