Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Memphis Zoological Society volunteer. Do not forget to choose an interview day and time. If you are unable to choose a date, email us at volunteer@memphiszoo.org. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom. Then, follow the link to pay the application fee.

We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best. As part of our commitment to health and safety, we have implemented a mandatory COVID vaccine requirement for current interns and volunteers. Once you are active in our system, please be prepared to share your vaccine card with a member of Volunteer Services staff.



Contact Information


Background Information

We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best. As part of our commitment to health and safety, we have implemented a mandatory COVID vaccine requirement for current interns and volunteers. Once you are active in our system, please be prepared to share your vaccine card with a member of Volunteer Services staff.



Availability

Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.



Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?



EMail

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Email is our primary source of communication. If you opt out, you may not receive important information.


Types of email communication are as follows:


Electronic newsletters - weekly notifications of what's happening at the Memphis Zoo.


Recruitment Appeals - Notifications of specific upcoming needs.


General Zoo/Volunteer Information - Information on upcoming changes relating to the Memphis Zoo or the Volunteer Services department


Volunteer Status Updates - Information or requests of actions necessary for remaining a part of our volunteer team.


Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.



Interview

Prior to attending new volunteer orientation, all applicants interested in our teen volunteer program and general volunteer program must attend an interview with Volunteer Services staff. During the interview, volunteers will learn about different areas of service. Please remit the volunteer application fee ($50) here https://campscui.active.com/orgs/MemphisZoo#/selectSessions/2865916/filter/session=54371043. Prospective volunteers aged 18+ will also submit to a mandatory background check (look for an email).



Volunteer Information Center

We provide an online "Volunteer Information Center" where volunteers may check and update schedules, update their information, and receive messages. Please select the password you would like to use to access the online Volunteer Information Center.



I Agree

I understand that the information on my volunteer application is subject to check and verification by Memphis Zoological Society doing business as Memphis Zoo, and that my previous and present employers, organizations, and volunteer associations may be asked for information as to my character and record with them.

I hereby grant permission to Memphis Zoological Society doing business as Memphis Zoo to contact these employers, organizations, and volunteer associations, and further, I hereby authorize my former and / or present employers, organizations, and volunteer associations to give any information as to my character and employment record with them.

I also grant permission to Memphis Zoological Society doing business as Memphis Zoo to obtain information from and / or copy police and court records in order to conduct a pre-volunteer investigation on me.

I hereby release from all liability and damages those individuals, companies, organizations, or agencies who provide information as stated above.

Should I become a volunteer, I agree to comply with all rules and regulations of Memphis Zoological Society doing business as Memphis Zoo.

I certify that the information given by me in this volunteer application is true and complete.