Sarasota's Favorite Family Attraction!

Established in 1939

Support Us



If you are an animal lover at heart or searching for a way to make an impact in your community, consider volunteering at Sarasota Jungle Gardens. We have volunteer opportunities in several departments including gardening, special events, and animal department. The minimum age to volunteer in the animal department is 18.

Any level of experience is appreciated but a minimum of 6 month commitment required.   Flexible hours are available. Please stop in between 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and complete a volunteer application.  

Click here to download a PDF of our Volunteer Application

Short Term Needs:

  • Construction wheelbarrows
  • Rakes, shovels, gardening tools
  • Brooms
  • Garden hoses/hose nozzles
  • Dish/ laundry soap, bleach
  • Garbage disposal
  • Toddler toys, baskets
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags -55 gallon heavy duty, contractor grade
  • Animal cages/carriers
  • Power tools/hand tools
  • Extension cords (green)


As a company that is always evolving and growing, we are constantly on the lookout for good talent.   If you have a love of animals, the outdoors and nature in general, you know how to give excellent customer service and are a kid at heart, Sarasota Jungle Gardens could be just the place for you. We invite you to explore becoming a valued team member of Sarasota Jungle Gardens.  Please download the Employment Application below to get started.

Click here to download a PDF of our Employment Application

Wish List

Our mission is ongoing and our wish list is growing.  Gifts of animal toys, perches and other items for enrichment are always appreciated!  Check out our wish list on Amazon to see what's needed.  You can select items from the list and have them shipped directly here.  

View our Amazon wish list

Please call 941-355-1112, ext 314 if you can help with any of these items. We thank you in advance for your support.

Long Term Needs:

  • Pressure washer (4000 psi or higher)
  • Generator (gasoline)
  • Bobcat machine
  • Space heaters
  • Ice machine/refrigerator/freezer
  • All working vehicles/golf cart
  • Cement/asphalt
  • Lumber/roofing materials
  • Fencing
  • Banquet tables/folding chairs
  • Donations