Volunteer at Safari


You can make a difference in our community and the world!

Join a team of trained volunteers and docents as they help maintain a happy environment for animals from around the world.

Listed below are the three volunteer options we have available. Call 541.679.6761 or email hr@wildlifesafari.net for more information

Send completed applications to hr@wildlifesafari.net.

Requirements for all programs:

Before beginning work activities, a trainee must complete the required:

1. Application Form

2. Personal Information Form

3. Background Check Form

4. Current Negative TB Test*

Must be 18 years or older and provide a copy of current Driver’s License or State approved photo ID

Become a Docent

Trainee will be required to have experience (shadowing a vested Docent) in each department as well as in towers and lodge. The training period is a minimum of 90 days before being eligible for vesting. Upon completion of all requirements, the trainee meets with the Board to discuss basic skills. Upon satisfactory completion of training, the trainee receives their “Vest” and becomes an active Docent.

After completing the appropriate training, we could utilized your gifts and talents in some of the following ways:

  • Tour Guide
  • Tour Driver
  • Preparation of animal diets
  • Working with animals in the education department
  • Helping with special events
  • Animal Watch
  • Ambassadors for the park
  • Community Outreach

Safari Crew

The Safari Crew is a division of the Wildlife Safari volunteer group. The volunteers are individuals with developmental and/or mental disabilities accompanied with a support worker.


Each new volunteer gets a chance to learn about different volunteer opportunities and what would fit with their skill set and interest. Opportunities can include assisting the gift shop with tagging inventory, cleaning parts of the restaurant, or help maintaining the Children’s Zoo.

Volunteer Program

Volunteering can be ongoing or a one time occurrence depending on availability and activities going on at the park.

Areas of Opportunity:

Village Meal Preparation – Prepare daily animal diets
Costco Produce Distribution – Separate donated food for different departments
Special Events- Assists with events and activities
Children’s Zoo – Clean area and supervise guests
Safari Train- Help load and unload guests
Village Guide– Greet guests and give information about village events
Carnivore Tower watches – Maintain log and radio in case of emergency
Cheetah Lodge Host – Answer guest questions, conduct exit survey
Feed Booth- Assist staff with feed cups and guest rules
Gift Shop – Stock and organize gift shop, no cash handling
Aviary Attendant- Helping in Australia Walkabout Aviary
Administrative – Assist in general office work