Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Utica Zoo volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.

Please note that filling out this form does not guarantee that you will be offered a volunteer position at the Utica Zoo. All applications will be kept on file for one year.

It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age or disability.

All Board members, paid staff and volunteers over 18 years of age will be required to submit a background check. Form to be provided.

Name and address

Demographic 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.


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

Email Preferences

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


Summarize any specific skills and qualifications you have obtained from employment, education, previous volunteerism, hobbies and/or other activities.

Previous Volunteer Experience

Please summarize past volunteer experiences

Emergency Contact Information


I have read and understand the policies, procedures, and rules of conduct for the Utica Zoo Volunteer Program and I agree to abide by them. I further attest that I am participating in this program of my own volition. I understand that this document does not constitute a contract of employment, and agree that either party may terminate involvement with the Volunteer Program at any time.
I freely agree and without undue influence from the Utica Zoological Society to forever release and remise the Utica Zoological Society's employees and volunteers from any and all actions, causes for actions, suits, claims, damages, or other controversies pertaining to my participation as a volunteer with the Utica Zoo.