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
Hours : 9:00am till 5:00pm
Last entry to park at 3:30pm
No reservations required!
Mask and social distancing are still in place while in our buildings.