Thank you for your interest in becoming a Volunteer Keeper Aide at the Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.
Please fill this form out completely. Please 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 will be fingerprinted and must pass a Smithsonian background check which includes for any convictions directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the volunteer role. Only job-related convictions will be considered, and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.Zoo Support Volunteer 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. 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.