Thank you for your interest in becoming a Keeper Aide Volunteer for the Great Cats animal care team at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Please fill this form out completely. If you wish to include a resume with your application, please attach a PDF copy to your form.
These positions are highly competitive and there are limited spaces available. You must be at least 21 in order to apply for this program. Submission of an application is not a guarantee of placement. Applicants will be interviewed by unit staff, and those who are provisionally accepted will be fingerprnted and must pass a Smithsonian background check for any convictions directly related to the volunteer's duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate. All Zoo Support volunteers must also complete a health screening and online training prior to beginning to volunteer.
If you are a current or former volunteer please sign in before filling out this form. Go to https://nationalzoo.vsyslive.com to sign in with your email address and password. If you don't remember your password, use the "forgot password" link or contact Lois at firstname.lastname@example.org to reset it.