Volunteer at the Zoo

Do you have a passion for animals?

Alexandra Park Zoo’s Volunteer Program has a number of dedicated volunteers ranging from high school students to retirees. Volunteers have the opportunity to learn about animals, contribute to our conservation programs and connect visitors with nature.

What do volunteers do?

  • Welcome visitors to the zoo
  • Prepare food for the animals
  • Prepare and provide enrichment
  • Learn about and undertake animal care

You can expect to learn a range of tasks while helping to care for the zoo animals. You could be cleaning enclosures, chopping food, raking leaves or assisting with animal health plans. No experience is required as long as you are enthusiastic and willing!

How can I apply to be a volunteer?

If you are interested in applying read through the position description and then complete the online application below. When openings become available one of our staff wil contact you. 

Click here to view form.

Opening hours

The Zoo is open Wednesday to Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm outside of the Queensland school holidays. During the Queensland school holidays the Zoo is open every day. The Zoo is closed on ANZAC Day (Tuesday 25 April 2023) and Christmas Day (Monday 25 December 2023). Entry is free. Pets are not permitted in the zoo.

Contact Alexandra Park Zoo

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Address: 29 Quay St, corner Quay and Burrum Streets
Bundaberg West QLD 4670

Telephone: 1300 883 699