Volunteer Opportunities

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The Topeka Zoo volunteer program is fun and rewarding!

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Do you love people, animals and our Zoo? Enjoy helping people from all walks of life? Would you love to share your knowledge of nature and animals with our guests? Join our crew of volunteers of outgoing and dependable people.  The Topeka Zoo is looking for people with a passion for education and conservation to help out as a Room Ranger in our Education Room and our Bug Zoo. Here are the steps to follow to join our crew!

1. Fill out an online application on our Topeka Zoo volunteer page.

2. Submit a negative TB test result to the Education Office.

3. Pass a city background check.

4. Attend a volunteer orientation.

5. On site training in animal handling.

All Topeka Zoo volunteers will be required to complete a volunteer application and pass a TB test and background check.

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The Topeka Zoo’s Education and Conservation Department is offering a truly exciting and unique volunteer opportunity! We are looking for an artistic and creative person to help us with a variety of educational displays throughout the zoo. We are mostly looking for painting and mural work; however, there may be other art opportunities available. Hours can be flexible around your schedule.


-Open to ages 18 and older

-Must be able to start in April

-Minimum of 15 hours/week preferred, but not required

-Must be able to provide examples of past art work

If interested, please contact Rachael Rost at 785-368-9137 or RRost@Topeka.org

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