Sunset Zoo Corps

About Zoo Corps

Zoo Corps volunteers are adults, 18 and older, who care about their local zoo and want to help out in their community. As a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to promote the Zoo with your passion, help with special events and engage in lifelong learning.

This program is an entry point for all adult Sunset Zoo volunteers. Zoo Corps members will have the opportunity to participate in additional in-person training opportunities each fall and spring. These optional continuing education courses for zoo volunteers focus on Animal Handling Training and Interpretation Techniques. 

Training Sessions - Online

All entry training for volunteers is now hosted online through Google Classrooms. Successful completion of all training materials is required for admittance into the volunteer program. Please fill out the online volunteer registration form to gain access to the training. Trainees will be admitted according to the following schedule: 

Notification of successful completion or of outstanding assignments will occur by 11:59 PM the Tuesday following the completion deadline.
Completion Deadlines for 2022
  • February 20 at 11:59 PM
  • April 17 at 11:59 PM
  • June 19 at 11:59 PM
  • August 14 at 11:59 PM
  • October 16 at 11:59 PM
  • December 18 at 11:59 PM

Registration Fee

There is a $10 registration fee. Registration is accomplished by completing the online volunteer registration form and successfully paying the registration fee. Once you complete this registration form, you will receive an email with a link to our online payment system. Proceed to the payment system and pay your registration fee to complete the registration process. The receipt for your payment will include the link to the Google Classroom.

For more information, email Nicole Wade or call her at 785-587-2737.


A passion for animals and a desire to give back to your community.