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Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to be part of a special group of people who make things happen at Rolling Hills Zoo? Volunteers help with everything from stuffing envelopes and chopping vegetables, to educating our guests using Touch Carts and teaching on-site or outreach programs. Through your own unique talents and abilities, YOU can make a significant contribution to Rolling Hills Zoo.

If you are 18 years of age and older, you can volunteer in a variety of areas within the zoo. Become an interpretive volunteer, volunteer in the Education Department, help out at the Overlook Restaurant or landscape team, or volunteer within our administrative offices. For those 18 years of age or older, they can also volunteer as a Keeper helper or as part of the Zoo security team.

It is required for adults to fill out both forms to be considered.

Adult Volunteer Online Volunteer Form


Perhaps you're interested in more of a short-term volunteering schedule. Special Events are a great time to "try out" volunteering for the zoo. Volunteers need little to no training for these events and generally assist experienced volunteers at game, craft, or concession stations. Times and tasks vary depending on the event. Minimum age is 10 for most activities, and individuals 10-12 years old must be accompanied by an adult volunteer at all times.

Special Events Online Volunteer Form

If you have any questions about our Volunteer Opportunities at Rolling Hills Zoo, feel free to give us a call at 785-827-9488 ext. 114, or email us at kris@rollinghillszoo.org

Send any Zoo Volunteer Applications to: Attn: RHZ Volunteer Services • 625 N. Hedville Rd. • Salina, KS 67401


The Zoo Teen program is available for students ages 13-17. Zoo Teens are involved in the presentation of education programs to zoo visitors on and off grounds, birthday parties, summer camps, Animal Encounters, special events, & more! This program focuses on honing teens' public interactions with guests and sharing conservation education.

Although this is primarily a summer program, there are Zoo Teen opportunities year-round.

For more detailed information about the requirements and expectations of a Zoo Teen, please contact Teagan at 785-827-9488 ext. 132. 

Zoo Teen enrollment for 2023 is open now!
Application deadline is January 3, 2023.

To enroll please fill out our 2023 Zoo Teen Application.

Volunteer Log In

Volunteers, click this button to log into your Volgistics account! 


Location: Salina, Kansas
Internship unpaid

Requirements for Internships:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age, able to pass background check, have a tetanus shot and negative TB test.
  • Must be able to work in different weather environments, be comfortable with walking, lifting (at least 50+ lbs.), and time outdoors. Physical exertion includes repetitive motions and climbing regularly.
  • Must be able to work both as a team member and independently.
  • A one-time $30 fee is required.
  • Animal Department Interns are expected to commit to a 12-week program.
  • Interns participate in a Thursday - Monday schedule, including holidays.

Areas of Interest: Animal Department

  • Small Primates
  • Cats
  • Hoofstock
  • Reptiles
  • Kid's Country

To apply for any of the above animal internships, please email your resume and cover letter indicating your area of interest to headkeeper@rollinghillszoo.org or mail to:

Attn: Head Keeper | Rolling Hills Zoo | 625 N. Hedville Rd. | Salina, KS 67401

Areas of Interest: Operations Departments

  • Horticulture
  • Operations / IT (Information Technology)
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Events

To apply for any of the above operations internships, please mail your resume and cover letter indicating your area of interest to:

Attn: Zoo Internships | Rolling Hills Zoo | 625 N. Hedville Rd. | Salina, Kansas 67401