Volunteering

Volunteering at the Zoo is a rewarding experience whether you have some spare time or you are wanting to gain experience in this industry

Here at the Zoo, we are excited to be opening up our doors to volunteers again. It has been a difficult few years, however, we are fighting strong and we are looking for enthusiastic and commited individuals to help us to continue to deliver our message.

Volunteering Currently Available:

Exhibits Volunteers

Volunteers are in a unique position to help us educate our visitors about wildlife & conservation through our Visitor Engagement & Walk-through positions.

To learn more:

Customer Engagement Volunteer

Walk-through Exhibit Volunteer

If you are interested in getting involved, then please contact us on the email provided in the links above.

We will issue you with a questionnaire to help us understand your expectations of the volunteer opportunities.


Volunteering with Animals

Our animal keeping section often has rare opportunities to volunteer alongside our keepers.

These positions are for those who are looking to gain experience within the industry alongside gaining animal-related qualifications.

Keeper Volunteer


Volunteering Open Days

If you are interested in any of the above activities, we are holding several Volunteer Open Days here at the Zoo.

These days will give you an opportunity to learn more about the opportunities available and what they involve. It will also give us a chance to meet you and have an informal chat about your needs.

We have limited availability for these dates, so you will need to pre-book with us to attend.

If you are interested, you will need to fill out a short questionnaire before attending.

The dates we currently have available are:

Tuesday, 24th May: 9am-10am
Saturday, 28th May: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday 10th June: 9:30 - 10:30

Please contact Sarah on learning@northumberlandzoo.co.uk if you are interested in attending.


Please note, we can only accept volunteers who are aged 18 & over.

Volunteering