Show Your Support


Volunteers are the backbone of the Zoo and make a real difference! We have several fun and rewarding opportunities available for all skill levels and areas of interests.


Docenting, Zoo tours, and staffing education carts around the Zoo


Special events, fundraising activities, mailings, and marketing


Gardening, maintenance, carpentry, and lawn care

Guest Services

Assist in Admissions, Concessions, Gift Shop, and Carousel Pavilion

Reasons to Volunteer

  • Satisfaction of knowing you make a real difference
  • Share new ideas and interests
  • Gain job skills
  • Support the Red River Zoo

How to Start

For more information on volunteering, please click the button below to go to our VolunteerMatters volunteer project catalog. From there, you can see whatrs sorts of ongoing volunteer opportunities we have. Your first step will be to register with the site and sign up for a new volunteer orientation session.

You must be 18 years or older to become an ongoing volunteer at the Red River Zoo.

If you have specific questions about volunteering, you can contact:

Alison Chesser, Office Manager & Volunteer Coordinator
701.277.9240, ext 305 or [email protected]