Get Involved


At CuriOdyssey, we recognize that volunteers are critical to our success. Each year, more than 150 individuals ages 13 to 90 support CuriOdyssey by volunteering. There are volunteer opportunities in many areas, including: roving wildlife interpretative guides, exhibit facilitators, summer camp volunteers, and Wildlife Department assistants.

Volunteers receive many special privileges including educational opportunities, social events with other volunteers, a newsletter specifically written for volunteers, discounted family membership rate, and the knowledge that the community benefits from each volunteer’s time.

Our goal is to provide enjoyable and rewarding experiences for all our dedicated volunteers. Every volunteer receives position-appropriate training and in most cases, is asked to make a significant commitment of time. Please see descriptions below for specific responsibilities, application periods and age requirements. If you complete our online application, you will be contacted with more information on positions which fit your stated interests, age range, and availability.

Please complete a Volunteer Application

For other volunteer inquiries, contact our Volunteer Manager Lee Cauble at or (650) 340-7580.


Volunteer Positions

Animal Welfare Intern

This program offers experience monitoring wildlife (birds and mammals) and provides exposure to animal welfare, conservation, and zoo careers. The Animal Welfare Intern will utilize observational research techniques to monitor various animals at CuriOdyssey. They will also give public presentations, create animal enrichment, and write a short end of term paper.

This is a 4-month (17 weeks) part-time volunteer internship from January 2017 through April 2017 that requires the intern to volunteer a minimum of 12 hours per week; days are flexible. See here for full description and specific application procedure.

Applicants should be at least 18 years old, possess good communication skills, and have an interest in wildlife and the environment.

Deadline to Apply: December 15, 2016