Become a docent and inspire future conservationists! Docents support the mission of the San Francisco Zoo by connecting guests to wildlife through informative talks, biofact presentations, and school tours. You can be a part of a vibrant community of volunteers who care about conserving wildlife. In addition, you'll meet new friends and learn all about animals from Zoo staff!
To be a docent you must participate in our docent training program offered annually and be at least 18 years of age. Docents are required to volunteer 10 hours per month.
Taking the full course will allow you to conduct Zoo-wide tours and talk about all the amazing animals on exhibit. Be trained on public speaking, conservation, zoo history and operation, animal care, taxonomy and behavior in a 10-week training course.
Please attend an upcoming Adult Volunteer Orientation for more information about becoming a Zoo Docent:
December 5 and 15 at 11 a.m. in the Zoo's Entry Village at the Bronze Tiger Statue
Docent Training Class
Docent Training Class to start Spring 2014.
Contact us to learn how to get involved before the 2014 training class, to register for the course, or to learn more about our Docent Program.