Become a Docent

Zoolynx Docents form the core of our educational volunteers at Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Docents conduct tours of Zoo grounds and exhibits, perform public talks with bio facts and act as ambassadors of the Zoo.

All volunteers interested in becoming a docent must complete a 12-week training program that takes place each fall. If you are interested, please call 559-498-5945 or email

The next Docent Training program begins Tuesday, September 11 through Tuesday, December 11. Classes will be held once a week on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Education building. The program fee is $100 per individual and includes a docent uniform shirt, Zoo membership and a docent training manual. Must be 18 years old to apply. Applications are due by Thursday, August 23.

Docent Application