Folsom Zoo Sanctuary Docent Training Program


Consider joining the docent team! We are training new docents to help host school tours and assist with other ongoing activities. The class for 2024 begins February 12 and continues through March 18. Classes are held Mondays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Class fee is $40 and includes training materials.

Register online and complete the volunteer application; for more information, call Sue Bean at 916-715-8610.

About the class: you will receive training from docents and staff to assist with educating the public in the form of zoo sanctuary tours.

You will also have the option to participate in outreach presentations, classes and events, and serve as a Helpful Answer Person.

Basic Docent Requirements

  • Age 21 and older.
  • Have an active interest in animals and people.
  • Complete docent training course.
  • Pass background security check.
  • Complete Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary Volunteer Application.

The Friends Board of Directors

Do you want to help grow the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary?

The Board of Directors volunteer their time and are active in sponsoring Friends core programs and committees to support the needs of the animals for the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary. Volunteers to assist the Friends are always welcome!

We are always on the lookout for passionate individuals with skills in any of the following areas:

  • Fund Development
  • Accounting
  • Web Development (WP)
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Event

Should you have any questions about the Friends Board of Directors or would like to volunteer to assist us, please contact us via email at information@folsomzoofriends.org or call (916) 226-5445 to leave a message.


More Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary can be a fun, educational, and rewarding experience. If you have a sincere interest in animal welfare, enjoy working with people, and are enthusiastic and dependable, our volunteer programs are for you! 

All potential volunteers must submit an application and attend an orientation and interview to be accepted into our volunteer program. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of six months of service. Work party and community service group volunteer opportunities are not available at this time. See City Website by clicking here for detailed  information.

Current opportunities are:

  • Volunteer Zookeeper Aide
  • Volunteer Commissary Aide
  • Volunteer Barn Attendant
  • Gift Shop Volunteer
  • Horticulture Volunteer
  • Grounds and Maintenance Volunteer

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