Please complete this application form if you are an adult (18 years and up) interested in becoming a Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

Contact Information


You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.

Skills & Experience

In which of these areas do you feel you have moderate to excellent skill? Check all that apply.

Previous Employment

Have you previously been employed at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens? If yes, what was the date of your last employment?

Previous Volunteer Exprience

Have you previously volunteered for the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens? If yes, what was your last service date and what position did you fill?


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

T-Shirt Preferences

Please let us know what T-shirt size you prefer so we can be sure to accommodate you.

Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?

If you are 17 or younger, please list a parent or guardian.

Criminal History

Have you ever been convicted, pled nolo contendere (no contest), been placed on probation, fined, entered a pretrial intervention program, or had adjudication withheld by any judicial or quasi-judicial body for a felony, DUI violation or misdemeanor (other than minor traffic violations)? If yes, please provide us more information about the infraction and the date(s) it occurred.

I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.
By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.

I also acknowledge that if I am accepted to the Volunteer Program I will be required to pay the general volunteer fee of $20, which covers one t-shirt and a name badge or a $35 fee for education volunteers, which includes a background check in addition to one t-shirt and a name badge.