Thank you for your interest in volunteering with ZSL.
The Zoological Society of London is an international charity dedicated to the preservation of animals and their habitats by carrying out scientific, conservation and education work worldwide.
Our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo at Regents Park and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable, provide the main source of funding for our work and are the site of many of our captive breeding projects for endangered species. Over 1.5 million people visit the zoos each year and we aim to give them a unique and memorable experience. The Society employs over 70 conservation scientists to carry out research and manage conservation programmes in 80 countries world-wide, including Britain.
Volunteers play a very important role in the life of the ZSL. They do not take the place of paid staff, but they contribute to the success of ZSL by assisting staff, helping the visitors enjoy their day and providing excellent customer service.
Initiated in 2012 the Connect Chagos project was created to engage with Chagossian communities, initially based in the UK, in order to increase environmental awareness and skills and to contribute practically to the conservation of the Chagos Archipelago.
We are looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to join our busy Development Department, within the Challenge and Community events Team. The fundraising Challenge and Community events team are looking for volunteers to help with their busy schedule of events as well as ad hoc projects throughout the next year.
We are currently not recruiting - please stay tuned for future opportunities
This is a well-established programme at both ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos with over 350 volunteers. Learning Volunteers interact with visitors to awaken or deepen an interest in animals and conservation, and help them have an enjoyable and interesting day at the Zoo.
For those who wish to generate funds for wildlife and conservation at either ZSL London Zoo or ZSL Whipsnade Zoo by helping ZSL recruit new members for the ZSL Friends scheme.
ZSL owns the world’s finest and most extensive zoological library which has been operating since the 1820s. Volunteers assist the librarians in a variety of activities and also answer enquiries from the public.
Keeper volunteers help support the animal teams in the daily routines of the individual section. Based at ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Important: All applicants must have a legal right to work in the UK.