At Hamerton Zoo Park we run a voluntary work program aimed at people who have a keen interest in working with animals. If you can spare one day a week, are enthusiastic about animals and can work as dedicated member of the keeper team, then this may be a fantastic opportunity for you.

As part of the keeping team, we ask you to volunteer from 8.30am to 5.30pm, one day a week. You will be working alongside our fully trained keeping staff, helping them to achieve all of the daily cleaning and feeding of our extensive animal collection. In return for your time and commitment you will learn new skills and get to see how a busy zoo is run on a daily basis.

We ask that you:

  • Are 16 years or over
  • Commit to a regular 1 day a week for at least 6 months
  • Attend a trial day which will include an interview. Trial days take place on a day that is convenient for you and will take a whole working day, from 8.30-5.30

If you're interested, please download the voluntary work application below, complete your details and then email it to keepers@hamertonzoopark.com.

Please note: We cannot provide payment for any volunteering, travel costs or other fees incurred.