Become a Docent

Fresno Chaffe Zoo is always looking for volunteers who would like to be a part of the zoo’s mission. We have several different opportunities depending on your schedule. If you only have one day a year to volunteer,  you or your group can volunteer to help at the zoo for one of our special events. If you have a few days a month to volunteer, you can join our Zoo Ambassadors program. Zoo Ambassadors welcome visitors to the zoo and share with them insider tips and tricks on how to have a great day at the zoo. If you have more days to offer, consider joining our Docent program.

Docents form the core of our educational volunteers at Fresno Chaffee Zoo. They lead tours of Zoo grounds and exhibits, perform public talks with bio facts, assist with educational programs and act as ambassadors of the Zoo. Training for this program is in the end of the fall and beginning of winter.

Applications will become available at the end of August. Check back here to apply.

For questions about event volunteering for groups or corporations email

For questions about our youth volunteering program email

Docent Application