Posted In Education | 22nd May 2024

Summer volunteer programme open

Want to spend your summer on the Wild Side?

Dublin Zoo Summer Camp Volunteers Required

Dublin Zoo is seeking volunteers to assist with our hugely popular kids Summer Camps. This is a unique opportunity to experience fun, educational, wildlife-themed activities in Ireland’s largest living classroom! Our camps are for 7–12 year olds, based in venues throughout the zoo.
[NOTE: there is no direct animal contact involved in the camps]

Successful applicants will have enthusiasm, energy, a passion for wildlife and the outdoors, as well as a keen interest or background in working with young people. Experience is not essential and training is provided. Summer Camp volunteers will be required to follow a timetable and camp guidelines, and will be moving between different locations throughout the zoo. Summer Camp volunteers will gain valuable experience in conservation education, leadership, youth work and knowledge of the natural world.

Still interested….

  • Volunteering will be Monday – Friday for a minimum of 2 weeks and up to 3 weeks from July 22nd to August 9th.
  • Potential Candidates will be required to attend an Open Day on June 27th and if successful, two training days on July 16th and 17th.
  • Applicants must be over 18 years of age.
  • To apply, complete our application form here and email it to

*Please note: a previous version of this post had an error in the email address. If you have applied to, please resend your application to

Closing Date: Friday June 24th 2024

We look forward to hearing from you.