Group Volunteer Opportunities


Looking for a great team building opportunity? Want to show your support of a community organization with an important mission? Group volunteering offers fulfilling opportunities for community groups and businesses to express their support of Zoo New England's mission. Projects include helping with special events, groundskeeping and special projects. Groups are also encouraged to share their special talents.


Qualifications: Ages 14+. Group members must be team players and ready for a great time!

Time Commitment: One time.

Group Volunteer Application Form


Frequently Asked Questions
Scroll down for the group volunteer application.

What’s the process for bringing a group/organization to volunteer?

Please fill out the application found under “Group Volunteer Opportunities.”  Our staff will respond within two weeks.


How many volunteers can you host?  
We can host up to 50 people at Franklin Park Zoo and up to 40 at Stone Zoo.


Is there a fee?

There is NO fee to volunteer at Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo, but as a non-profit, any and all donations --monetary or in-kind--are accepted with tremendous gratitude.


Do we need to bring supplies?

You do not.  We provide the tools necessary for your scheduled project.  Donations of rakes, shovels and work gloves are always appreciated.


Is there a place we can buy lunch on Zoo grounds? 

We have on-site concessions stands at both Zoos. We can also cater your lunch which could include items ranging from sandwiches to a barbeque. Please inquire for menus and fees. Volunteers are welcome to bring/order in lunch if that is preferred.


What should I wear/ bring?

As the majority of our projects are outside, please be prepared to work in all weather conditions. Dress in layers and wear clothing that is appropriate for painting, gardening, cleaning, etc. It is suggested that volunteers wear sunscreen, a hat, bug spray, comfortable shoes, and bring a water bottle.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

Your day of service helps us thrive! In addition, it serves as a team builder for your organization or corporation.  Upon completion of your project, all volunteers are welcome to walk around and enjoy the Zoo.  We offer a special membership to individuals who have volunteered with a group.


What other volunteer options are available.

We also accept individual volunteers within each of our departments on a weekly basis. The departments are Animal Care, Education, Horticulture and Facilities.  We also have a group called the Wild Bunch that assists us in executing our special events and fundraisers.


What else can I do to help?

We invite you to donate, become members, and join us for our special events and fundraisers. 

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