As a charity, volunteers provide vital support to the life of the zoo. Our award-winning volunteers complement the work of our paid staff and contribute to our success by supporting the zoo’s education, scientific and conservation mission.

Our volunteers provide thousands of hours between them to support the work of Chester Zoo. We have over 185 volunteers who support us and play a crucial role in providing an all-round excellent visitor experience. Our volunteers are passionate people who are dedicated to engaging visitors in amazing educational experiences and helping us raise funds for our vital conservation work.

Our volunteers are involved in customer service, educational and fundraising roles. And just so you know, we don’t have any animal section volunteer roles.

Who are we looking for?

  • Friendly and confident people who are comfortable speaking to guests of all ages
  • We’re not looking for experts, just a passion for wildlife and conservation, and of course, people!
  • We want people who are flexible and enjoy learning new things
  • Happy being outside in all weathers!
  • Reliability and regular attendance



Our January 2020 open days have now reached maximum capacity but please keep an eye on our website for future updates, or head over to our Facebook jobs page for the latest vacancies.
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