If you are looking for a new interest or a chance to meet new people and support a local education, scientific and conservation charity then come and be part of a growing team of volunteers at Paignton Zoo.
Volunteers are ambassadors for the Zoo; they enhance the visitor experience and help raise funds for wildlife and conservation projects.
We currently have over 120 volunteers who support us every week on a regular duty day in many different roles, so there is plenty to choose from.
To view our Volunteer Roles and discover how you can get involved, please click here.
Volunteers do not work directly with zoo animals.
For most of our volunteer roles you need to be 16+ years of age. The Events Team role is able to accept volunteers from 14 years of age. Our Animal Food preparation roles accept volunteers from 18 years of age. Please see the individual role descriptions for confirmation on age restrictions.
Work experience, work placements and short-term volunteering
The details on these pages relate to volunteers who support the Zoo every week on a regular duty day.
If you are looking to volunteer for a short term period, either through work experience or a work placement, please click here for more information.