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Zoo Ambassador Orientation

  • Oregon Zoo 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221 United States (map)

Love the Oregon Zoo? Join ZooAmbassadors this summer!

Looking for a great way to spend your Master Recycler hours with a kid in your life at the Oregon Zoo? Join our ZooAmbassador Volunteer team. Apply online through our website!

ZooAmbassadors are volunteers that run ZooQuest – a summer-long scavenger hunt held at the Oregon Zoo. This is the perfect opportunity for individual and family volunteering, with youth as young as 10 years old welcome to participate. This year we will be exploring the impact of wasted food on wildlife and their habitat by offering an easy and accessible way for guests to take action through simple steps in their kitchens and beyond.

To become a ZooAmbassador, you will receive 5 hours of training on wildlife protection, interpretation, and conservation as it relates to the ZooQuest game. As you volunteer, you can expect to gain a strong understanding of waste reduction strategies, guest engagement, and community conservation while running various hands-on learning stations around the Oregon Zoo. While these stations are near animal habitats, please note that Zoo Ambassadors do not work or interact with zoo animals.

Ready to jump in?

We are looking for ZooAmbassadors who are available to contribute a minimum of 20 hours from June 23 – September 3 (Labor Day weekend) 2019.
Zoo Quest runs daily from 9:30 am– 3:00 pm until the end of August and during Labor Day weekend.
Volunteer shifts are 3.5 hours long
We are especially seeking volunteers who are available to support afternoon shifts or weekend shifts.

Upcoming ZooAmbassador Orientations:

Thursday May 16, 2019, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday May 19, 2019 10:00am to 11:00am

Contact: Indie Lewis, (503) 548-2662,