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Special Event

Special event volunteers support the Zoo’s annual events. These volunteers participate in single-day opportunities staffing games and activities, greeting guests at the front gate, and even dressing up as costumed characters.

Are you:

  • 13 years or older
  • Able to attend an event-specific orientation (required for Boo at the Zoo)
  • Willing to work with people of all ages
  • Ready to have fun!

Annual events include:

  • Snow Leopard Festival (January)
  • Princess and Pirate Weekend (March)
  • Boo at the Zoo (October)

Find specific dates on the Zoo’s event calendar. Please note: volunteer shifts differ from public event hours.

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500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103