Short Term Opportunities

Join the Fun and Earn Service Hours

Are you looking for a fun opportunity to give back to your community or fulfill service learning hours for school?  Join us as a volunteer at a special event.


Special event volunteers assist with a variety of conservation and holiday-themed events.  They perform a variety of tasks, such as passing out candy to trick-or-treaters, giving medals to 5K runners, and assisting guests with wayfinding at evening events.

For group opportunities available throughout the year, please click here.

2018 Event Opportunities

*All dates and times are subject to change*




Age Requirement

Zoo Blooms Planting

Nov. 5-16

9:00am-3:00pm (includes 1 hr lunch break)

12 years with chaperone




  • Serve at least 1 full special event shift.  Most of these shifts are about 3-5 hours in length, including event orientation.


  • Age requirements vary by event (see chart above).
  • Ability to walk or self-transport to the appropriate station.
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for up to 5 hours.
  • Ability to work in reasonable weather conditions.
  • Ability to understand and follow directions.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good oral communication skills.
  • Hand dexterity to use clicker counter, collect tickets, or distribute materials.
  • Zoo Blooms volunteers must be able to bend, stoop, and kneel to plant bulbs.
  • Must sign a waiver of liability and provide an emergency contact for the event date.

Additional information

  • Volunteers receive documentation of service hours, a free Zoo admission ticket, and prize opportunities.
  • Information about what to wear or bring with you will be detailed in your confirmation email.
  • Volunteers who do not adhere to safety or other Zoo rules will not be allowed to volunteer.
  • The OKC Zoo is not designated as a 501(c)(3).
  • We cannot provide court-appointed community service.
  • Please contact with any additional questions.


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