Thank you for your interest in becoming a Zoo Support Volunteer at the National Zoo.

Please fill this form out completely.  Candidates must include a resume with the application; use the field to upload a PDF or your resume in the application form.

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 recieve clearance from the Smithsonian's health unit and 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/pages/Login to sign in with your email address and password. If you don't remember your password, use the password reset field or contact Suzanne at houghsm@si.edu to reset it.

FONZ Zoo Support Volunteer Application
Department of Animal Health Keeper Aides
Basic Information
We do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression. In order to track the effectiveness of our recruiting efforts and ensure we consider the needs of all our volunteers and employees, please tell us what your gender is (optional).

Please note: if we receive your application after the available spots have been filled, we will keep your form on file for three months, and then will delete it.
Home Address

Emergency Contact Address

General Medical Information
Experience
Have you ever volunteered with or worked for FONZ or the Smithsonian's National Zoo? Click the box to indicate "Yes."
Have you ever held a volunteer position before?
Do you have any previous animal care experience? Explain briefly.

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