As a Member, you can become a volunteer.

Volunteers help the zoo by conducting group tours of both Adelaide and Monarto Zoos by providing helpful information to visitors, participating in ZOOWATCH programs and by assisting with promotional events and other zoo requirements.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new friends: to learn more about, and help the zoo and its animals.

Apply online

Please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator if you would like further information:
Karen McDonald, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Zoos SA
ph 8267 3255 or email zoovolunteers@zoossa.com.au.

What you need to know

Our volunteers have a love of animals and the natural world and most also have a love of people


You need to understand that most volunteer activities do NOT involve contact with animals.

Our volunteers do not assist keeping staff with husbandry or Veterinary staff with the health and welfare of animals.


Being a volunteer enables you to work in an amazing environment with friendly, like minded people. You will gain knowledge, develop skills and know you are very much appreciated.


Orientation and basic training weekends are held every year, followed by on the job training. A small cost is involved to cover costs of administration and printed material.

All volunteers

  • are at least 18 years of age
  • are required to be Members of the Royal Zoological Society of S.A. Inc, a not-for-profit and non-government organization.
  • are required to attend orientation, induction and OH & S training
  • promote the aims and objectives of the Royal Zoological Society of S.A. Inc.

Adelaide Volunteers

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Monarto Volunteers

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Volunteer Application

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