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1045 W 25th St
Merced, CA, 95340
United States

(209) 725 3337

The Applegate Park Zoo website is operated by the Merced Zoological Society.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the zoo! You have the ability to help our zoo with different tasks that need to be done. Some of the duties may include: prepping food, cleaning the exhibits, washing dishes or even assisting in our gift shop. Other duties may include helping us reach out to businesses, taking pictures and videos, working special events or community relations.

Our goal is to ensure that volunteers understand how important they are to us and the animals. There are not many positions available locally that allow anyone to work along side bears, bobcats, monkeys, deer or goats all in the same day.

Some of the volunteer work can consist of a lot of physical activity. While it can be tiring, think of the difference you are making in our community! With your hard work, our visitors are able to walk a safe and clean zoo. They are able to share memories with their loved ones that last a lifetime. You are giving rescue animals the ability to enjoy a life they never had. That is something to be so proud of.

If you are interested in learning more information about becoming a volunteer, you welcome you to come down to the zoo or simply fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible!  

All volunteers must be over the age of 16.

Once this application is filled out, a zoo representative will contact you to finalize the application.

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The City of Merced regulations requires that all volunteers are subject to fingerprinting.
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