The volunteers of ABQ BioPark Education make many programs at the BioPark possible. Education could not carry out its mission of teaching about life and encouraging conservation without the generous work of volunteers.
No specialized knowledge is necessary to become a volunteer. BioPark staff will teach you everything you need to know in the training sessions. We ask that you bring your enthusiasm, a commitment to conservation, a sense of responsibility and patience. Experienced volunteers and staff are available to assist you after training, and monthly volunteer meetings keep you up-to-date. Find upcoming training dates>>
Benefits vary with positions, but generally include free admission to all BioPark facilities (the Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden) during regular daytime hours and discounts at the food and gift concessions.
BioVan Rangers support the BioVan program by helping teach about the Rio Grande at schools and special events in the Albuquerque area. Rangers may also assist with the tours and activities in the Rio Grande bosque on Fridays with the Rio Rangers.
Are you a teen interested in summer volunteering at the BioPark? If you enjoy younger children, are fascinated with nature, and can devote at least two weeks this summer, this position is for you!
Docents are volunteer teachers at the Zoo, Aquarium or Botanic Garden. They introduce visitors to the amazing diversity of life, help them see how everything is connected and encourage everyday conservation.
Garden Railroad Volunteers operate and maintain the Botanic Garden's G-scale model train.
BioPark Greeting Team members act as hosts and hostesses for visitors of the Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden.
Horticulture Volunteers assist the ABQ BioPark horticulture staff with routine garden maintenance and special plant projects at the Botanic Garden and Zoo.
If you are 14 years or older, you could spend an exciting summer sharing fascinating BioFacts with visitors. Become a BioPark Nature Guide today!
Touchpool Volunteers facilitate the two interactive exhibits in the ABQ BioPark Aquarium: the Invertebrate Touchpool and the Shark and Ray Encounter.