The El Paso Zoo is Recruiting Volunteers
May 10, 2017

El PASO, Texas – The El Paso Zoo is currently looking for volunteers. The Zoo is open 362 days a year, closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day, and volunteers are an integral part in helping keep the Zoo operable year round.

The Zoological Society continually seeks enthusiastic, friendly, dependable individuals that care about animals and environmental conservation. The Volunteer Program is open to individuals of all ages, 18 and up. However, we are currently focused on finding volunteers who are available year-round as well as retired and senior volunteers. We want people to know “You’re never too old to monkey around.”

“It’s been an incredible experience here at the Zoo,” said Tom Marsden a current volunteer. “When I retired, I enjoyed my time off, but I still wanted to contribute somewhere. I started volunteering with the Zoo, and I’ve had so much fun. I’ve had the opportunity to provide tours, help with education presentations, and help Zoo staff with event projects. I love it.”

The Zoo is looking for dedicated volunteers who have a flexible schedule, can work throughout the week, have year-round availability, and can volunteer a minimum of eight (8) hours a month. There is a volunteer orientation for approved volunteers coming soon. For more information and to find and download the online volunteer application, go to or contact the El Paso Zoological Society Volunteer Department. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (915) 212-0244.