We depend on our volunteers, who donate thousands of hours to help keep the Park operating. Volunteers are recognized each year at a volunteer appreciation banquet.
You can help in many other ways, so if you would like to help the zoo in some way, you can contact Kathy Hampton or Sandra Cosand at (575) 887-5516 to volunteer.
Imagine watching the face of a child as he/she experiences their first visit to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park. You can be a part of this rewarding interaction as a volunteer educator at the Zoo by becoming a Docent!
Docent training occurs one day a week for eight weeks beginning in February. Each week a different topic (what docents do, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, invertebrates, plants, hands-on activities) are presented.
Those who complete the training, will receive the Docent Manual, a Docent t-shirt and Docent name badge.
For more information call Sandra Cosand at 1( 575) 887-5516.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
Update: February 25, 2021
We are now open seven days a week to all visitors.