Are you interested in conservation? Do you want to meet new people? Do you have skills and time to share? Are you keen to join a supportive team of volunteers at Newquay Zoo?

If the answer is yes then we would like to meet you. Since we are a charity, volunteers play a vital role in the life of the zoo contributing to our success, enhancing visitor experience and assisting us to raise awareness of global conservation projects. Without our volunteers the zoo would not be able to offer activities, events and all round excellent visitor experience.

We are always looking for honest, friendly and reliable volunteers who have an interest in wildlife to help us in a range of interesting roles throughout the Zoo. We are looking for people who can lend a hand regularly, who are outgoing and who enjoy interacting with the public.

Volunteers at Newquay Zoo assist our staff, ensure visitors enjoy their day and provide excellent customer service.

Although volunteers do not work directly with the animals, all of the activities contribute directly to the Zoo and its conservation projects.

What's in it for you?

  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new people and socialise
  • Pass on knowledge
  • Experience
  • Give something back to the local community
  • Gain confidence
  • Helps improve your CV
  • Keeps you active
  • Gain access to the zoo
  • Receive full training
  • Receive uniform; a small deposit is taken for these at your induction

Work experience, placements and short-term volunteering

Information on this page relates to volunteers who support the zoo on a regular basis. If you are looking through gaining experience through work experience or work placement, please visit our work experience page.


Internships are great for people who want to work with animals as a future career but feel they need more experience. If you are interested in carrying out an Internship at Newquay Zoo then please visit our Internship page.


We have a variety of volunteering roles available - please click here for more information.