Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at the Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute at Front Royal, VA.

Please fill this form out completely. Please attach a resume with your application. Applications without resumes will have lower priority.

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 ecology staff, and those that are provisionally accepted must pass a Smithsonian background check which includes fingerprinting as a requirement for approval as a Ecology 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 to sign in with your email address and password. If you don't remember your password,contact Suzanne at to reset it.
New User Details
Ecology Support Volunteer Application: SCBI (Front Royal)
Basic Information
Please note: if we receive your application after the available spots have been filled, we will keep your application on file for three months, and then will delete it.
Shifts generally begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. What day(s) of the week are you available?

Home Address

Emergency Contact Address

General Medical Information
Have you ever volunteered with or worked for FONZ or the Smithsonian's National Zoo?
Have you ever held a volunteer position before?
Do you have any previous ecology experience? Explain briefly.

Background and References
Have you been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in the past seven years, other than a minor traffic offense, which has not been pardoned or expunged from your record?
(Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor will not automatically disqualify you from employment)

Please list one employment supervisor or teacher and one non-family member reference: