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, assist with educational programs 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 year. If you are interested, please email

The next Docent Training program begins early October 2021 and concludes in February 2022. There will be a holiday break and no classes will be scheduled from November 22nd – December 31st. Classes will be held once a week on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Zoo. The program fee is $100 per individual and includes a docent uniform shirt, Zoo membership and a docent training manual. Must be 18 years old to apply. Applications are due by Thursday, September 9, 2021.

Docent Application