New Volunteer Information Meeting

We Love Our Volunteers!

September 9, 2018

College, Adults


Marian Zimmer Auditorium

Interested in meeting new people, working with animals, and having fun?

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, learn a new skill, share your knowledge with others, and make a difference!

Did you know studies show that volunteering is great for your physical health and sense of well-being? What a great way to spend a few hours each week! Support the Oakland Zoo's mission "to inspire respect for and stewardship of the natural world while providing a quality visitor experience." Oakland Zoo is grateful to our volunteer family for all they do. Come join us!


Applicants are requested to download, complete and submit the relevant volunteer application form from the Volunteer page two weeks prior to attending the Volunteer Information Meeting.

Application forms can be submitted to Lisa O’Dwyer via e-mail;fax: 510-729-7324; or mailed to Lisa O’Dwyer c/o Oakland Zoo Education Department, Post Office Box 5238, Oakland, CA, 94605.



10am to 11:30am: Presentations on volunteer opportunities available to adults at Oakland Zoo

11:30am to 1pm: Each prospective volunteer is interviewed by a staff member from the Department that they have applied to volunteer with.

So that prospective volunteers do not have to wait to be interviewed we offer optional tours of Oakland Zoo with experienced Docents. Tours are 1.5 hours in duration. Volunteers are not required to participate in the tours.


Any questions in connection with volunteering at Oakland Zoo please contact Chantal Burnett or Martie Smith or Lisa O’Dwyer in the Education Department at Oakland Zoo by e-mail or by phone at 510-632-9525 with the following extensions:

Chantal X 209 –

Martie X 235 –

Lisa X 141 –



P.O. Box 5238

9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605