Become a Docent

Zoolynx Docents form the core of our educational volunteers at Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Docents conduct tours of Zoo grounds and exhibits, perform public talks with bio facts and act as ambassadors of the Zoo.

All volunteers interested in becoming a docent must complete a 12-week training program that takes place each fall. If you are interested, please call 559-498-5945 or email

Our next docent training program is scheduled to begin soon! Classes are typically held once a week on Tuesdays at the Zoo’s Education Complex and are conducted by our Education staff. The docent training cost is $100 per individual and includes a docent shirt, Zoo membership and a docent manual. Must be 18 years old to apply.

Docent Application