Rewarding and Inspiring.

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Auxiliary Docent Program is one of our most successful programs! Not only because of the wonderful and talented group of individuals who volunteer their time, but because they are able to inspire so many children every year. They challenge children to care about wildlife and the natural world, providing them with an experience they’ll remember for a lifetime. Sound rewarding? Consider becoming a member of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Auxiliary. No previous experience is necessary.

Options as a Docent

Volunteer during the week as a Tour Educator or on the weekends as an Interpretive Educator or a combination of both - it's up to you.

Requirements & Application Process

Volunteers from all walks of life, ages 21 and over, are accepted and encouraged to apply.

Training Classes:

Class size is limited. Complete your application and follow instructions to sign-up for training.

Our docent training class for 2022 is full. Now accepting applications for class of 2023.

To Apply:

Complete the CMZoo Docent Application (PDF)
Contact a Docent Membership Coordinator listed on the Docent Application form for additional information.

About the Docents

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Auxiliary (CMZA) was formed in 1969 as a non-profit organization to give aid in carrying out the Zoo’s objectives. It is an active and founding member of the international Association of Zoo and Aquarium Docents & Volunteers (AZADV).


  • To support the Zoo in providing a major zoological park for residents and visitors of the Pikes Peak region.
  • To assist the Zoo in providing recreational, educational, conservation and scientific facilities in the fields of natural history, zoology and related subjects.
  • To aid the Zoo’s education program by providing docent guide service for school groups and related organizations, and providing liaison with other educational institutions.
  • To work with the Zoo staff toward increased utilization of the zoological park and its facilities.

Docent Activities Include