Building volunteer teams

Knies Kinderzoo is a zoological institution in Rapperswil with around 400 animals of over 45 species. Since 1962, the zoo has been offering an up-close animal experience for young and old. Knies Kinderzoo , the Himmapan Lodge and the Magic Hat belong to Gebrüder Knie, Schweizer National-Circus AG.

To support us, we are in the process of building a 

Volunteer teams

for the following tasks: 

  • Receiving control and reception
  • Information person at the zoo entrance, on the zoo grounds and in Knies Zauberhut
  • Supervision and information in the human-animal encounter zone with the goats
  • Support with the photo service as well as with the riding activities 
  • Carry out annotated animal feedings
  • Advice zoo safari
  • Operation of the information sites 
  • Support for the zoo tours and the 'Animals & Calories' activity
  • Support at events, workshops


  • are at least 18 years old
  • enjoy animals and zoo operations
  • appreciate contact with people
  • are willing to work irregular hours, especially on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays.
  • are balanced and resilient

We offer:

  • Varied activities in a unique environment
  • thorough induction
  • special team clothing
  • free catering in the restaurant Tiergarten
  • personal season ticket for Knies Kinderzoo