Group of six adult volunteers

Adults who want to Volunteer with the Akron Zoo have the opportunity to become a member of our EdZOOcator team.

EdZOOcators are passionate about conservation, education and animal care. Their role is to assist the Akron Zoo with education and conservation through active participation in programs, special events and public relations.

EdZOOcators participate in:
  • Special Events
  • Community Displays
  • Education
  • Horticulture
  • And More!
EdZOOcators are required to:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Participate in a minimum of 25 hours of zoo volunteering annually
  • Communicate effectively with the public
  • Display excellent customer service skills

Formal training or a background in education is not required. A willingness to learn about animals and how to incorporate conservation education into the guest experience is a must.   

We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2022 EdZOOcator Class. All applicants will receive an invitation to our information session on May 1.

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Contact the Education Department with additional questions.

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