Volunteers are critical to our success.
Volunteers work with every department at CuriOdyssey from speaking to visitors about animals to leading activities to helping behind the scenes.
Volunteer safety is a priority
We are ensuring that full health and safety measures are in place to create a safe experience for volunteers as well as our guests, staff and animals.
How to volunteer
Application requirements for our Mentor and Community Science positions are listed below. Otherwise, the first step is to complete our standard online volunteer application. We will review your application and save for future opportunities.
Inspire the Next Generation of STEM Leaders
CuriOdyssey has launched a new volunteer program to support BIPOC youth. Mentors working in STEM careers will meet virtually with middle school students twice per month to explore STEM activities, share experiences, and provide academic support. See position description here. Required STEM Mentor volunteer application will be posted here October 1.
STEM mentor informational video: Intro to STEM Mentor program
Virtual Open Houses to meet program staff and ask questions:
October 7, 12:30-1:00pm
October 28, 12:30-1:00pm
November 18, 4:00-4:30pm
RSVP in advance to [email protected] to receive Zoom link
Welcome guests to our beautiful walk-through Aviary and help them observe and learn about the animals that call the aviary home, including ducks, pigeons, herons, burrowing owls, a roadrunner and turtles. Volunteers engage guests in conversation, provide a safety presence for the animals, conduct bird observations and clean the walkways. Available shifts: 9am-1pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. Commitment: at least six months. Reports to Wildlife Department. Must be at least 18 years old.
To apply, complete Online Volunteer Application. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Open until filled.
Community Science Volunteer
Join CuriOdyssey as we support conservation and biodiversity research. Community science volunteers will use iNaturalist to take photographs of wild animals, plants and fungi at locations, times and durations of their choice, and then report their volunteer hours to CuriOdyssey using a simple online form. No application necessary. See Guide on how to get started.
For other volunteer inquiries, or if you do not hear from us within 7 days of submitting an online application, contact our Manager of Volunteer Engagement Lee Cauble at volunteer(at)curiodyssey.org or 650-340-7580.