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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

BioVan Rangers support the BioVan program by helping teach about the Rio Grande at elementary schools and special events in the Albuquerque area.

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Conservation Camp Counselors

Teen volunteers who assist with Camp BioPark at the ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach. (16+)

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Introduce visitors to the amazing diversity of life, help them see how everything is connected and encourage everyday conservation.

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Garden Railroader

Garden Railroad Volunteers operate and maintain the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden's G-scale model trains and exhibit while talking to the public about the various trains in operation.

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Act as hosts and hostesses for visitors of the Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden.

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Horticulture Volunteers

Horticulture Volunteers assist the BioPark horticulture staff with routine garden maintenance and special plant projects at the Botanic Garden and Zoo.

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Nature Guides

Facilitate summer discovery stations at the ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden. Teach visitors about the fascinating world of animals and plants, while inspiring a sense of stewardship towards the earth and its inhabitants. (14+)

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Touchpool Volunteers

Facilitate the two interactive exhibits in the Aquarium using a variety of marine animals including invertebrates, sharks and stingrays to teach visitors about marine life and conservation through hands-on learning opportunities.

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