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

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.

Emergency Contacts

Why are you interested in volunteering at the Zoo?

Describe any previous volunteer experience?

Do you have any special talents?

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The parties to this Agreement do hereby mutually recognize that Nashville Zoo does not provide Workman’s Compensation or any other type of liability insurance to persons who are not actually employees of Nashville Zoo. Accordingly, persons such as Volunteers are not covered by Nashville Zoo for such forms of insurance.

Through this waiver agreement, the Volunteer or Parent/Legal Guardian does hereby knowingly release and hold harmless Nashville Zoo, Inc. from any injury, accident, or damage sustained by the Volunteer while serving in such a capacity.

All volunteers must receive a TB test before volunteering. The volunteer will be responsible for paying for a TB test at a doctor or facility of their choice. For the welfare of the employees, volunteers, and animals, Nashville Zoo requires all Volunteers to receive a TB test, and have it read negative, in order to volunteer at the Zoo. In some areas, additional tests/inoculations may be required at the applicant’s expense.

I authorize Nashville Zoo to use my name and image for education, public relations and marketing purposes related to Nashville Zoo.

I authorize Nashville Zoo Inc. to obtain criminal history about me from my previous employers, schools and governmental authorities. I authorize my previous employers, schools that I have attended, and governmental authorities to disclose to Nashville Zoo such information about me as Nashville Zoo may request.

I understand that acceptance as a volunteer is based on a combination of my skills and interests and the needs of Nashville Zoo. I realize that opportunities may not be available at any given time, but my application will be held on file for one year. Nashville Zoo reserves the right to reject a volunteer for any reason which the Zoo, in its sole judgment, determines will or may affect the best interests of the Zoo. Furthermore, the Zoo reserves the right to withhold the reason(s) for such refusal.

Do you agree to the above statements?