This site is matained by the Friends of the Living Desert, a non-profit organization
that provides support for the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park.
Pictures may be used for educational purposes.
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in Carlsbad, New Mexico
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens could not do the many events and activities it does without the help of volunteers. Can you help?
Become a Volunteer
Training includes learning about the history of our Zoo, the plants and animals of the Chihuahuan Desert, and Outreach Programs.
Front Desk Volunteer
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park depends on volunteers to assist the Zoo
in numerous ways. Our volunteers donate thousands of hours each year. The volunteers
are recognized each year at a Volunteer Appreciation Banquet.
Volunteer opportunities include:
Coordinator at 575-887-5516 to see if there is something
you can do to help the Zoo.
1. Guided Tours for school and adult groups
2. Moon Walks
3. Zoo Camp
4. Outreach Educational Programs
5. Assist with our many Special Events
6. Conduct Story Time for preschoolers - read a story, take a short walk in the Zoo, and provide a craft.
This program is provided when the public schools are in session.
Want to become a docent? Those interested attend training led by staff and volunteer educators for 8 weeks.
The fee for the training is $35.00, which includes the Docent Manuel, a docent t-shirt, name badge, and a
one year Individual Membership to the Zoo.