Horticulture Volunteers


About the Program

Volunteers are vitally important to the Zoo. Some people love to interact with the public and educate them about the animals and the Zoo's conservation programs. Some love to garden and donate their time to the ongoing landscaping efforts.  Whatever you love to do, we can put your time and talents to good use!


Work with our Horticulture staff on the daily requirements of park maintenance and assist with landscape management and habitat restoration projects.

Application Process

Application Forms:

You can download the Horticulture Volunteer Application here: Horticulture Volunteer Application.

Questions? Email any questions here.

Application Submission:

Completed applications can be submitted via email, or mailed to:

Oakland Zoo Volunteer Program

PO Box 5238

Oakland, CA 94605