We appreciate your interest in volunteering at the Los Angeles Zoo!

Although recruitment is on hiatus for all volunteer programs at that L.A. Zoo due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you are welcome to complete this application so that we can include you on updates and send you an invitation to our next information meeting.

If you've already submitted an on-line application for Docent, Specialist, or General Volunteer programs, there is no need to fill out an additional form. Please email volunteers@lazoo.org to let us know if you'd like to add another program to your application.

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Name and address

Employment History

Please let us know a little bit about your employment history.

Educational Achievements

What is your highest level of education?

Interests, Skills, and Language

Do you have any special skills, interests, or speak another language?

Assignment preferences

We have many assignment opportunities available. Please select the assignment(s) you are most interested in.

How did you hear about this program?

Did you hear about the program through the media, a friend, or did you talk with a docent? If a docent suggested the program, what is their name?

What prompted you to inquire about our programs?

What type of volunteering experience are you looking for?
(i.e. working with the public, helping in the office, teaching, crafts...)
Describe a quality you possess that would make you an outstanding volunteer.

Have you ever volunteered at another organization?

If yes, how did you contribute to the organization?
What did you like or dislike about your experiences?

Have you ever been involved with the L.A. Zoo?

Please share with us if you have ever been employed or volunteered with GLAZA or the L.A. Zoo and Botanical Gardens. If so, in what way were you associated and when?

Familiarity with our zoo.

Have you observed any GLAZA volunteers or docents on assignment? If so, what have you seen? Describe which assignment(s) interests you, and tell us what you would bring to the program.

Zoo and aquarium experience.

What has been your experience with the Los Angeles Zoo and other zoos and aquariums in general?

Docent Information Meeting

There will be a Docent Information Meeting held July 20, 2019 at the Los Angeles Zoo offering a more in-depth presentation about the role of the Docent program, and the opportunity to meet the leaders and instructors as well as sign up for an interview. Please keep an eye on the Zoo's website for updates on the place and time for that meeting. The next class will start October 2019-April 2020.

PLEASE NOTE there is no guarantee of employment if accepted.


The information in this application is true and complete, and I have not knowingly withheld any information. I understand that misrepresentation may be cause for dismissal. I authorize verification of all information contained in this application. I understand that as a volunteer at GLAZA, I will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to uphold the mission of the organization, to maintain an environment of integrity for people and for animals, and to focus on customer service, with respect for all employees, volunteers, and guests.

As a volunteer at GLAZA, I agree to follow all GLAZA guidelines and policies. In addition, I give consent to GLAZA to emergency medical attention in the event that I am not able to give consent, nor my emergency contacts are available. I agree that the City of Los Angeles Department of the Zoo may conduct a background check at its discretion. I am aware that GLAZA has the right to release me from service at any time, just as I have the right to withdraw from volunteer service at any time.