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Volunteer Opportunities

Administration

Help in a variety of departments with a wide range of administrative projects, including periodic mailings, filing and data entry.

Aquarium

Work behind the scenes preparing fish, turtle and seal diets, seal feedings and animal enrichment. Volunteers commit one day a week for a minimum of three months.

BAMZ Ambassador

Help greet visitors, answer questions, and provide information and directions for BAMZ visitors. Man our “Critter Cart” loaded with animal facts to share.

Corporate Days of Giving

Bermuda business groups are welcome! Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for a list of projects that may be available during the time you would like to volunteer.

Education

Help prepare activities for visiting classes. Volunteers get together to cut, paste, glue and laminate projects that will assist our educators.

Interpretation

Exhibit Interpreters offer visitors a special insight into BAMZ exhibits. An initial commitment of one year is required.

Junior Volunteer Programme

BZS offers a special programme designed for students aged 14 to 17 years. The programme requires a year-long commitment and allows students the opportunity to volunteer in all areas of BAMZ. They also take part in community conservation projects, field trips and educational activities.

This highly competitive programme runs from October to June. Participants must commit to a Saturday or Sunday morning each week for the entire programme. Recruitment and interviews take place annually in September. Spaces are limited.

Click here to apply for a space in the competitive Junior Volunteer Programme by filling out our online application.

Library

Help maintain the BAMZ Library resources. Duties include cataloguing books, magazines and journals, and maintaining an accurate log of borrowed books.

Local Tails

Work behind the scenes in the Local Tails Exhibit. Work with both terrestrial and marine animals, preparing diets, maintaining exhibits and supervising the touchpool.

Museum

Help maintain exhibits and act as a Museum guide.

Special Events

Volunteers are the foundation of many events at BAMZ. Event volunteers assist with public education, fundraising, arts and crafts, monitoring activities and giving out goodies.

Story Telling

Assist our Education team with our weekly Friday "Storytime". Read stories relating to our Discovery Room theme to our young visitors.

Turtle Scrubbing

A hands-on experience with green sea turtles. Help clean our friends and keep them happy.

Zoo Assistants

Volunteers work primarily behind the scenes assisting zookeepers with diets, husbandry, feedings and enrichment. Volunteers commit one day a week for a minimum of three months.

Become a BZS Volunteer


If you’re willing to give your time, we have a volunteer opportunity for you! BZS volunteers offer invaluable support to BAMZ. They work with our staff through the week and on weekends. Volunteers help with animal diets, special events, animal feedings, educational and conservation activities—but most of all, they have fun.

A roster of almost 300 volunteers assist staff seven days a week as tour guides in the Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, as assistants in the Education Department.

Volunteers must be at least 14 to participate.

We provide training for volunteers. For most positions, we require applicants to commit to a minimum of six months. (Several programmes require shorter commitments and allow for a more flexible schedule.)

Ready to help out?

Apply online to become a volunteer at BAMZ

OR

If you do not wish to apply online, you may download a printable Volunteer Application Form here:

Youth Volunteer Application
Adult Volunteer Application
Group Volunteer Application

Return completed Volunteer Application Forms to:

Volunteer Office, Bermuda Zoological Society
P.O. Box FL 145
Flatts, FL BX
Bermuda

Contact Us

For more information about becoming a BZS volunteer, contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (441) 293-2727 ext 2130
Email: volunteers.bzs@gov.bm