Get Involved

There are so many benefits to becoming a volunteer at Hemker Zoo. When you donate your time with us, you become a part of the zoo community. Volunteering is a great way to get out of the house, away from your computer, and help us improve the zoo and the well-being of each of the animals.

Volunteering will give you confidence and makes you feel great, since you'll know each day your helping make a difference. If you are new to volunteering, the zoo is a perfect place to start. You'll meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere, and enhance your social skills with our guests, patrons and staff.

It is a great way to gain the skills and experience needed to open new career opportunities. The things you learn at Hemker Park & Zoo can be applied on down the line at future jobs. In a nutshell, we look great on your resume.

Looking to get your whole family to embrace the outdoors? Volunteering with your family is a great way for families to spend quality time together. You'll leave here feeling a sense of accomplishment, and have family memories that will last a lifetime.

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Hemker Park & Zoo thanks you for your donations of goods to help us provide care to our animal guests. We've created an Amazon Wish List of items in most need.