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.
Teach kids about the Rio Grande at schools and events.
Volunteer at Camp BioPark during the summer.
Introduce visitors to the amazing diversity of life, make connections and encourage everyday conservation.
Operate and maintain the Botanic Garden's G-scale model train.
Act as hosts and hostesses for visitors of the Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden.
Help the horticulture staff with garden maintenance and special plant projects.
Spend an exciting summer sharing 'biofacts' with visitors.
Facilitate interactive exhibits in the Aquarium: the Invertebrate Touchpool and the Shark & Ray Encounter.