Thank you for your interest in volunteering at ZooFari! This year the Zoo is celebrating ZooFari on Thursday, May 17, and we could not do this without you. Volunteer shifts will run from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. You need to be able to commit to staying the entire evening. Note that we will provide dinner to volunteers. (We will have a vegetarian option available, but will not be able to accommodate other dietary restrictions so plan accordingly.) Staff and volunteers are not allowed to sample food from the tents. Under no circumstances are staff and volunteers allowed to consume alcohol while volunteering at the National Zoo.)

Please fill this form out completely. If you have never volunteered with us before, you'll need to create a User ID and password. We recommend you use your email address as your User ID. If you are already an active volunteer and need to reset your password, contact Suzanne Hough at

We are recruiting three groups of volunteers: bartenders, silent auction assistants and general special event volunteers. Please indicate your preference. Closer to the event, we will send you detailed information about your assignment and other information you will need to have a successful volunteer experience.

Please contact Rebecca Sohmer at or 202-633-4456 if you have any questions at all.

Reminders: You must be 21 or older to volunteer for this event. Volunteers are prohibited from consuming alcohol. This event will be held rain or shine.

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We do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression. In order to track the effectiveness of our recruting efforts and ensure we consider the needs of all our volunteers and employees, please tell us what your gender is (optional).
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Please indicate which of the following roles you want to volunteer for at ZooFari. If you indicate more than one, we will place you where the need is greatest.