Volunteering

Help Us Help Them

Volunteering at Peel Zoo

Peel Zoo volunteers are vital members of the Peel Zoo team. Our volunteers are involved in many different areas of the zoo. We currently have vacancies in the Education Team.

Is Volunteering for You?

People volunteer for a variety of reasons: to experience the role of a zookeeper, to further their career aspirations, or as a way to give back to the community. Regardless of your personal motivations, volunteering is a great way to show potential employers that you are dedicated and team-oriented. You will also gain experience with a variety of animals and improve your knowledge and expertise.

At Peel Zoo we are committed to providing our customers with a hands-on experience allowing them to interact with unique native wildlife. These interactions are facilitated and encouraged by our friendly and approachable staff and volunteers. Engaging and interacting with customers is a vital skill that all staff and volunteers at the zoo must provide.

We expect the same standards of work, professionalism, and commitment from our volunteers as we do our paid staff.

Why Peel Zoo?

Peel Zoo is a customer-oriented, privately-run zoo in Pinjarra, Western Australia. As a Zoo Aquarium Association (ZAA) accredited institution we meet the highest national industry standards. Our expertise and dedication is reflected in our ongoing success in many areas, not least of which is our highly successful breeding program for the critically endangered Tasmanian devil.

Employment vacancies are often offered to hard-working and dedicated members of our volunteer program prior to being publically advertised. However, participation in the volunteer program does not guarantee employment at Peel Zoo.

Eligibility

All applicants for the volunteer programs must:

  • Be 16 years or older
  • Be physically fit and able
  • Commit to a minimum of one shift week for a period of three months
  • Pass a Federal Police Clearance (if requested)
  • Pass a Working with Children Check (if requested)
  • Maintain Peel Zoo’s dress code
  • Follow Peel Zoo’s policies and procedures
  • Pay a $50.00 deposit for volunteer uniform (refundable if uniform returned in good condition within three weeks of leaving the program)

Failure to comply with any of the above conditions may result in immediate dismissal from the program.