The Hutchinson Zoo volunteer program aids in accomplishing the mission of the zoo by providing qualified volunteers who will enhance the work of the staff. By working with zoo staff, volunteers have the opportunity to help meet the existing and changing needs of the zoo and create community engagement. 

The Hutchinson Zoo provides a variety of volunteer opportunities-there is something for everyone! Volunteer jobs include running the gift shop, driving the zoo train, preparing diets for the zoo collection, assisting with wildlife rehabilitation, gardening, assisting zoo keepers in daily routines and projects, assisting with education programs, informally teaching guests, and helping with special projects and events.

If you enjoy working with animals &/or children, the Hutchinson Zoo is looking for you! Volunteering at the zoo is a way to serve your community, engage in wildlife conservation, and help the zoo continue to grow and benefit generations to come.  For more information please contact Jessica at 620-694-1990 or by email.


Interested in joining us? You can apply online here to get started! All volunteers must also undergo a background check. Please fill out & return this form (Disclosure and Background Check Form) to jessica.wright@hutchgov.com or drop it off at the Zoo.  Blank copies of the forms can be picked up at the Zoo Gift Shop as well. 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!