Adult Volunteers

Engage. Educate. Inspire.

We are not currently accepting applications, but please continue to check back for additional information about other volunteer opportunities to come. You can also email us at cpzvolunteers@wcs.org if you have any questions.


Volunteers at the Central Park Zoo work within the Education Department to engage zoo visitors in many different and exciting contexts. Through hands-on, conservation based experiences, our volunteers strive to inspire passion for wildlife and nature, cultivate scientific curiosity, and inspire conservation action in visitors of all ages.

As a Central Park Zoo volunteer, you may:

  • Lead inquiry based expeditions for schoolchildren and other zoo visitors through parts of the zoo.
  • Assist Conservation Educators during family programs, school programs, and more.
  • Get involved in a variety of special events and zoo activities.
  • Meet like-minded individuals and become part of a community.
  • Have fun!

Volunteer Positions

WCS Now Interpreter

WCS Now Interpreters lead hands on activities and WCS conservation actions at various areas around the park. Strong improvisation skills with a flair for the theatrical a plus! WCS Now Interpreters work a minimum of three 3.5 hour shifts per month year-round.

Expedition Leader

Expedition Leaders lead 60-minute guided inquiry-based explorations of the zoo with groups and families. Bring your passion to exploring the zoo. Expedition Leaders work on an as-needed basis year-round.


We are not currently accepting applications, but please continue to check back for additional information about other volunteer opportunities to come. You can also email us at cpzvolunteers@wcs.org if you have any questions.

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