Voluntary Ecological Year (FÖJ) at Zoo Berlin

Animal management, Aquarium, park/garden, Tierpark School, Zoo School

After leaving school between vocational training or consolidation studies

1 September to 31 August of the following year

One year (minimum 6 months)

Number of posts

  • Animal management at the Zoo: four places
  • Aquarium: one place


  • Willingness to work a year in the ecological sector
  • Prepared to undertake heavy physical labour
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Full-time compulsory education must be fulfilled
  • Special school-leaving qualifications are not required
  • Residence in Berlin

Application materials
until the end of April, please contact the corresponding supporting institutions:

  • Nature Conservation Foundation for an animal management place in the Zoo.
  • Association of young volunteers for a place in the Aquarium

The holders: a monthly allowance
Full payment of social insurance contributions (health, pension, unemployment insurance)
Entitlement to continued payment of child benefit is maintained


Please address your application with the subject FOJ in Zoo Berlin not to the Zoo itself, but to the corresponding supporting institutions.