Volunteers are an important part of what makes Utah’s Hogle Zoo an exciting and educational experience for our guests.

We offer volunteer opportunities in many areas of the Zoo. If you have a passion for animals, conservation and the environment, then Utah’s Hogle Zoo is the place for you. Review the volunteer options below and find your purr-fect fit!

Volunteer benefits include learning about the animal world, its ecology and conservation, making new friends, developing new skills and contributing to the quality of life in our community. Oh! Did we mention volunteer recognition events and parties, as well as a discount on food and souvenirs?

Note: All Zoo volunteer positions require an annual tuberculosis test.

Zoo Teen Program (14-17 years of age)


Utah’s Hogle Zoo provides teens ages 14-17 with an opportunity to increase and share their knowledge of animals, conservation and the environment while gaining valuable volunteer experience in a zoo setting. We look for responsible, dedicated and enthusiastic youth to volunteer during the summer months and for weekends and special events during fall and winter. Please click below to read the job description and requirements carefully:

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Adult Volunteers (18 years and older)

Volunteer2Adult volunteers assist with a variety of activities year-round at the Zoo. From on-grounds education, helping at special events, preparing diets to underwater dives, our volunteers are there!

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World of Flight Bird Show Volunteers 


As a Bird Show Volunteer handling and learning how our birds are trained using positive reinforcement gives an individual the opportunity to learn the techniques to become a skilled trainer. Under the guidance of our staff, you will be taught the proper way to handle and train birds. You will learn ecology and conservation, make new friends, develop new skills and contribute to the quality of life in our community.  Our Bird Handling program offers a hands-on opportunity to work with birds from our collection in a zoological setting.

Bird handlers are taught to handle and interpret a variety of birds, including hawks, owls, eagles, ravens, macaws and many more! This position is a significant time commitment. While presenting the bird show to the public you will learn and develop presentation skills and develop self confidence. The goal of our show is to develop a love and appreciation of our natural world to our visitors.

Email volunteeroffice@hoglezoo.org for more information.

For further questions or concerns, please contact the Volunteer Office directly at (801) 584-1737.


Current volunteers can click on the button below to record their volunteer hours.