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Become an RZSS Volunteer

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland is very proud of our volunteer team at Edinburgh Zoo & Highland Wildlife Park. They help us greatly in fulfilling our mission of “Connecting people with nature. Safeguarding species from extinction”. Our volunteers are a dedicated team of people, with a keen interest in being involved in a conservation charity, who wish to broaden their interests, make new friends or learn new skills.

Due to recent Government guidelines surrounding Coronavirus (Covid-19), our volunteer programme is currently on hold. Please feel free to complete a volunteer application, however please note that it may be some time before we are able to reopen our volunteer programme and respond to shortlisted candidates. 


Volunteering Roles

Public Engagement Volunteers

The Public Engagement Volunteers enhance the visitor experience during visits to EZ through public engagement, craft, and creativity. They help ensure our visitors have an enjoyable and educational experience. This is done as they facilitate learning in a fun way and help spread our conservation message. They are found in key areas around Edinburgh Zoo. 

Please find the role description below:

Public Engagement Volunteer

Education Volunteers

An educational discovery den at Edinburgh Zoo

The Education Volunteers enhance the delivery of education sessions at Edinburgh Zoo. This is done by assisting the education officers in the education centre with tasks such as assisting tours, support with the delivery of sessions, and helping with educational programmes such as Conservation Action Team and Summer Schools.  

Please find the role description below:  

Education Volunteer

To apply for one of these roles please complete our online RZSS Volunteer Application Form.



Please note that due to the high level of interest in volunteering and to ensure that we match the right people to our volunteer roles, we will conduct a selection process during every volunteer recruitment session.

All volunteers with RZSS must be over 18 years of age. Volunteers are not involved in the direct care of animals or any hands on animal care work.

If you have any enquiries then please email our Volunteer Coordinator at