Joburg Zoo offers the public (over 18 years); the
opportunity to become a volunteer and learn what it
takes on a daily basis to run a zoo. Be warned
volunteering is hard work and is not for the faint
hearted. Be aware that volunteering at the Joburg Zoo
does not involve hands on contact with animals but
rather working in close quarters to some of the worlds
most incredible creatures.
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- Any Children between
ages of 7 - 18 are unable to volunteer, however they can
join the Honey Badger Club
or BE MAD club
weekdays with starting time of 08:00 is the current the
only option to assist on the animal section.
Volunteering at the Zoo is not for the faint hearted, it
requires a large amount of physical labour and there is
rarely ever direct contact with animals. Volunteering
can encompass maintenance, cleaning and gardening in the
- Groups of volunteers (adults
only): Corporate groups or groups of friends are welcome
to volunteer their time, with sufficient notice we could
arrange exciting projects for the group to do like
building an animal feeding platform.
- Volunteer is
subject to availability which is limited. A minimum of
four weeks is required to arrange individual and group
- Another option for adults with a
valid drivers licence is to become a zoo tour guide. The
next training session will be in August and bookings
must be made two weeks in advance.
Celebrities give up their time
and volunteer at Johannesburg zoo
Johannesburg Zoo had its volunteer day on 27 October
2011 where over 20 celebrities participated. They
included hip hop stars AKA, L-tido and Maraza, popstar
idol Lyle, tv star Sade Giliberti and Trans Africa radio
Dj�s to name a few. Duties included the making of toys
for Chimpanzees, meal preparation for some of the
animals, walking Wattled Cranes, feeding the giraffes,
grooming a pony and cleaning the Rhino enclosure. This
outreach initiative was planned with celebritity
blogger, Mika Stefano and model Stephan Friedman.
Trans Africa radio team.
Nyiko "Phly-boy" Dubula, from popular clothing
label:Vandals, gives a giraffe a treat.
Anthony Badimo and Lyle Anthony preparing fruits and
veggies for the
One of the volunteers getting up close and personal
HHip Hop star Kiernan Iv League, also know as AKA,
shows off his skills in the kitchen while preparing a
meal for the zoo primates.