Thank you for your interest in becoming a Zoo Support Volunteer at the Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Please note that this is a general application link and is only used when specifically sent to a candidate by a FONZ program supervisor. If you have not been asked to fill out this form, your application will most likely not be reviewed. Please use the appropriate application for an open volunteer position to be sure you are considered for that spot! Thank you!
Please fill this form out completely. If you wish to include a resume with your application, you can attach a PDF in the application.
Please Note: 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. Select applicants will be interviewed by keeper staff, and those that are provisionally accepted must pass a Smithsonian background check which includes fingerprinting as a requirement for approval as a Zoo Support Volunteer 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 don't remember your password, you can use the link on that page to reset it. For further assistance, contact Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.