Volunteer roles

What’s in it for you?

  • Knowledge that you are helping an education, scientific and conservation charity
  • Helps you give something back to your local community
  • An opportunity to gain valuable knowledge, experience and confidence
  • Helps with your CV
  • Keeps you active
  • Opportunities to meet and socialise with new and like-minded people
  • Access to the Zoo and regular volunteer newsletters
  • Uniform and name badge

Registering your interest in volunteering at Paignton Zoo

Once you have read through the volunteer role descriptions at the bottom of this page and are interested in volunteering on a regular day every week at Paignton Zoo:

Complete the interest form, listing up to a maximum of 3 roles and on which days you can offer your time (nearly all of the activities cover a 7 day rota) as this helps with our shortlisting. Please only list roles on the interest form which are shown as having opportunities available.

Due to the volume of interest we receive you will only be contacted if you are short listed. If you are short listed you will be invited to an informal discussion on volunteering where, together, we will try to find the right role for you.

If you are successful in becoming a volunteer after your informal discussion, two references will be taken up before you are able to start and you will be required to bring your passport to your induction meeting. You will also need to bring your National Insurance card or number with you.

You may be also be interested in volunteering at Living Coasts in Torquay. If you would like to find out more information please visit our Volunteers at Living Coasts page.

What can you do as a volunteer?

Volunteer Roles which have opportunities available at Paignton Zoo at present:

Sorry, there are no current vacancies.

What You Say
So much to see, beautifully laid out and loads of interesting information on all the animals.
Volunteers were very friendly and keen to share information about the animals.
The zoo is really well kept and the information along the way is great