This volunteer position would support the program coordinator at the Smithsonian, facilitating work with scientists at the National Zoo, the Conservation Biology Institute, and other research locations. Volunteers can work remotely or can make arrangements to come in to the Zoo. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, and must commit to work between five and ten hours per week for a minimum of one year. Please fill this form out completely. If you wish to include a resume, 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. Applicants will be interviewed by unit staff, and those who are provisionally accepted will be fingerprinted and must pass a Smithsonian background check for any convictions directly related to the volunteers' 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, or click on the link to reset your password. If you need assistance, contact Suzanne Hough at firstname.lastname@example.org.