Open Daily
9:30 AM - 5 PM

Get Involved

Be a part of something big.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Our Adult Volunteer Program option is perfect for those who are seeking to gain experience in a chosen department, provide vital support to a department within the Zoo and make new friends.

Administration & Operations Departments

Are you interested in contributing your time and talents to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo? We are currently accepting volunteers in our Administration, Education, and Operations departments.

Adult Volunteers in these departments contribute time to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and assist with an area of their choice, such as data entry, administrative projects, greeting our guests, assisting at our rides, assisting with children’s crafts and other projects in our Education Department and so much more.

The “Green Team” Recycling Program

Our Recycling Program is fully supported by volunteers, and is a great option for active adults to assist the Zoo in being a role model in the community by making environmentally conscious decisions.

Stingray Bay

Educate our guests at the Stingray Bay deck by demonstrating proper feeding techniques and safety points. If you provide us with a 6-month commitment, we will equip you with the training and resources to be successful.


Volunteer to help at one of our special events.

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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is a globally recognized, accredited zoological society and one of the more popular tourist destinations in Tampa, Florida. We offer over 800,000 annual visitors the chance to learn about more than 1,200 animals in a way that’s exciting, interactive and fun. We also operate one of the world’s foremost breeding programs, helping to save some of our planet’s most threatened species from extinction. In addition to breeding, we are home to Florida’s premier manatee rescue and rehabilitation center, dedicated to the treatment and safe release of one of our state’s most famous resident animal species. Yet with all of this and so much more, we have one simple mission: to connect to the living earth for the protection of future generations of all species, including humans.

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