Come volunteer at the Zoo!

Henry Vilas Zoo volunteer info sessions are for everyone interested, ages 10 and up. We have a variety of roles that fit multiple ages, interests and availabilities. Help keep our zoo free and amazing in any of the following roles:

​Gate GreeterHenry the Lion & AssistantTrain & CarouselDiscovery DocentGoat YardAnimal Enrichment ProjectsEvent Crews: Photography, face painting, registration, and more!


Scheduling is very flexible. All training is provided. Active volunteers enjoy regular incentives, such as: discounts at our Glacier Grille & gift shops, volunteer-only lunch & learns, Zoo Newsletters, and participation in the annual volunteer appreciation night. 

Opportunities also available for 10-13 year olds to volunteer with a grandparent/parent/guardian. Group opportunities and incentives also available for groups of 3 or more.

Please RSVP with volunteer coordinator, Lauren Salzmann, to attend., Office#: 608-283-1612, Hablo español


  • Starting Tuesday, February 11th, 2020, repeats every week on Tuesday until Tuesday, December 29, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Henry Vilas Zoo

702 S. Randall Avenue
Madison, WI 53715