3 April 2023

The Big Help Out at London Zoo

Join the The Big Help Out at London Zoo on 8 May, and play your part in our global wildlife conservation mission to protect species and restore ecosystems. As a Big Help Out volunteer, you'll have a special opportunity muck out the animal houses of some of the most charismatic and Endangered animals on earth, and get a taste of the amazing work the team do at our world-leading conservation Zoo. Whether it's window cleaning our Gorilla Kingdom or cleaning out our Endangered Pygmy hippos, Thug and Amara or other enclosures.

To sign up, download the Big Help Out app and search 'Zoo' to find our activities and join us. 

Sumatran tigers enjoy 'candy cane' enrichment

Volunteer for The Big Help Out

Our work is crucial not only to inform wildlife conservation out in the field, but to inspire a lifelong love of animals in the conservationists of tomorrow.  As a London Zoo Big Help Out volunteer, you will help us engage thousands of visitors with the importance of protecting natural world, sharing your passion for wildlife whilst spending time with wildlife. Our volunteers are able to get closer to nature in London's only living rainforest, become immersed in a Butterfly Paradise, and overlook London at the summit of Monkey Valley, Spend your day Coronation Weekend in an oasis in the city like no other.  Find out more about our other volunteering opportunities at the Zoo.

Steeped in royal history, we're the perfect place to celebrate the Royal Coronation, the reigning monarch has historically been our Royal Patron since King William IV in 1830. 

  • Sumatran tiger Asim in his Tiger Territory home
    More than just a zoo...


    When you visit London Zoo, you’re doing great things with your great day out. We are more than just a zoo – we are part of ZSL, a global conservation charity.

  • Black and white photo of giraffes at Decimus Burton's Giraffe House
    Making conservation history

    History of London Zoo

    We’ve been building stronger connections to wildlife for 200 years, deepening understanding of the natural world to shape a healthier, fairer and better future for us all. We won’t stop until that future is here.

  • A lioness explores Land of the Lions at the Royal Opening at London Zoo
    17 March 2016

    HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh unveil Land of the Lions

    London Zoo’s Asiatic lions were given a Royal welcome on Thursday 17 March 2016