Thank you for your interest in becoming a Keeper Aide Volunteer for the Great Cats and Bears 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 undergo background checks, including fingerprinting, as a requirement for approval as a keeper aide. Once accepted, volunteers must submit proof of required vaccinations, including tetanus and a negative TB test, to the Zoo's health unit.
If you are a current or former volunteer please log in before filling out this form. Go to https://nationalzoo.vsyslive.com/pages/Login to sign in with your email address and password. If you don't remember your password, contact Lois at email@example.com to reset it.