Be Where You Belong. Experience the Wonders of Volunteering at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory features many fascinating connections between humans, plants and animals. Como’s mission is to inspire the public to value the presence of living things in our lives.
Annually more than 50 interns and 1500 volunteers work in partnership with staff to realize the mission of Como. Interns assist staff in animal and plant management, public education and visitor services and gain valuable educational career building experiences within Como’s unique zoological and botanical environments. Most Internship positions are offered each semester. All internships are unpaid.
CLICK HERE for more information & the Como Internship FAQ
Here are some of the ways you can be involved as a volunteer at Como. Please note that current opportunities vary based on availability and seasonal needs. Current volunteer position openings are noted on the application form.
How to Become a Volunteer
Join our volunteer team in just 2 easy steps:
Contact us by email at [email protected] or call 651-487-8252.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory features many fascinating connections between humans, plants and animals. Como’s mission is to inspire the public to value the presence of living things on our lives.
Annually more than 50 interns and 1300 volunteers work in partnership with staff to promote the mission of Como. Interns gain valuable career building opportunities within Como’s unique zoological and botanical environment and are a critical component in assisting staff to ensure excellence in animal and plant management, public education and visitor services.
Intern opportunities are offered year round in some areas and seasonally in others. Please note that all internships are unpaid.
For more information check our our Como Intern Program FAQ
Como Friends Internship
(none at this time)
We will accept applications past the stated deadline if openings remain. Please email or call to find out if we have openings remaining past the application deadlines.
Nature Walk Youth Interpreter. For youth ages 13-17 with a strong interest in the natural world and a desire to share information with the public. More information with an application is posted HERE January 1st through March 8th for the upcoming season. Please print, complete and mail or fax your application by March 8th.
Through the Youth Engagement Program, you will develop the skills needed to succeed in bringing effective change to your community. Como offers a unique environment to foster leadership skills, have fun and inspire change. The program will kick off in August 2016, as selected YEP teams come together for a multi-day youth development workshop.
Highlights of the program include:
• A four-day summer leadership workshop including field trips to fun destinations that support conservation and sustainable practices
• Monthly meet-ups at Como with sneak peaks and program perks that only Como can offer
• The opportunity to meet with staff to learn about conservation programs that are important to Como
• Project support throughout the school year – including phone and email check-ins and site visits from Como staff
• Grant writing and seed funding opportunities to support your community project
• Volunteer hours and service learning hours
• Connections with fellow youth who share your passion to create change