Thank you for your interest in becoming a Keeper Aide Volunteer for the Small Mammal progam at the
Smithsonian's National Zoo. Please fill this form out completely.
If you wish to include a resume with your application, you can attach a PDF copy to your form.
These positions are highly competitive and there are limited spaces available. Submission of an application is not a guarantee of placement.
The Smithsonian Institution and FONZ are committed to providing the safest environment for our staff and volunteers, as well as for our guests. Applicants will be selected for interview by keeper staff, and those that are provisionally accepted will be fingerprinted and must pass a Smithsonian background check for any convictions directly related to its 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 log in before filling out this form. Go to https://nationalzoo.vsyslive.com to sign in with your email address and password. If you need help resetting your password, contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.