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Wildlife Conservation

Redwoods are not the only rare species in Humboldt!


Eureka’s very own Sequoia Park Zoo is home to many rare species of animals. Get up close and personal with animals and Wildlife Conservation opportunities. This is a great way to learn something new, or share your knowledge about wildlife conservation! The Zoo is a fun place to make new friends, whether they are furry, feathered or scaly! The Zoo hosts various volunteer programs that are tailored to specific age groups (ages eleven to adult).

Volunteer Your Time

Click the Clock icon to go to the volunteer application.

  • Like sharing your love of nature with people? Become a Zoo Interpreter and engage kids and families about animals and nature.

  • Like to have fun? Help out during one of our many fun annual events like Boo at the Zoo, Zootini, Party for the Planet, Brew at the Zoo.

  • Feeling handy? Tend to our many gardens and landscaped areas, or help us build a new exhibit or interactive display in our Zoo Crew program.

  • Love animals?  Become an Animal Care Volunteer or Youth Assistant Keeper and help keepers care for critters.   

Animal Care Volunteers

  • Must be at least 16 years old

  • Commit to 8 hours per month

  • Commit to one special event per year

  • Orientation, training, TB test & background check required

Youth Assistant Keepers

  • Must be at least 11 years old

  • Commit to one day/week in summer (reduced shifts available during school year)

  • Willingness to follow directions, work in a team and get dirty!

Zoo Interpreter Program

  • Must be at least 16 years old

  • Commit to 4 hours per month

  • Commit to one special event per year

  • Orientation & background check required

Voice Your Opinion

Click the voice icon to go to see upcoming city  meetings.

  • Apply to serve on one of our committees, or perhaps even the Board of Directors for the Zoo Foundation.

  • Fill out our visitor comment cards or our email survey at your next Zoo visit.

  • Help spread the Zoo’s message of wildlife conservation.

Invest in Your Community

Click the invest icon to go to find out ways to donate.

  • Join Bill’s Legacy Program by leaving a bequest.

  • Buy a donor salmon or raindrop for the Watershed Heroes Exhibit.

  • Drop off fresh bamboo for our pandas or children’s books for our Little Free Library.

Interested in learning more? Please click here to contact Empower Eureka!

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