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Special Events

Special events volunteers support some of the Zoo’s larger 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
  • 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, and not all Zoo events need volunteers. Event volunteer opportunities will be posted here up to one month before the event. 

500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103