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

All fields with an * are required. Applicants who submit incomplete applications will not be asked to move forward in the application process.

Personal Information*


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer and how many hours per month you anticipate volunteering.

Why do you want to Volunteer at the Buffalo Zoo?*

Help us get to know you! Please provide a detailed and thoughtful response below


Where do you work? Please indicate if you are full-time, part-time, retired, or unemployed.


Where do you attend school? Please indicate if you are full-time, part-time, or not currently enrolled in school.


Indicate your highest degree

Demographic Information

This section is optional. Responses are only used to help us understand the demographic make up of our volunteers.

How did you hear about the Docent Organization?*


Please let us know if there's anything you'd like us to be aware of. This will not disqualify you from volunteer positions, but helps us make any necessary accommodations.


I understand that volunteers who are selected for the Docent Organization are required to attend a mandatory orientation and trainings and pass a background check. I understand that the Buffalo Zoo requires a minimum commitment of one year.