If you are a docent or volunteer involved in contact with the public at a zoo or aquarium, we invite and encourage you to join your fellow docents and volunteers in AZADV what they are doing at their respective institutions. Benefits of individual membership include: an information network, a subscription to our newsletter Symbiosis, continuing education workshops, regional & national conferences, AZADV merchandise and AZADV sponsored international & domestic travel opportunities. Read why members say they joined AZADV. Learn more by downloading our AZADV Membership brochure and sharing with others at your zoo. Our Why Join AZADV presentation and membership toolkit are also great resources for learning more and sharing the benefits of AZADV with others!
How to Join AZADV
AZADV now accepts new applications and membership renewals online for Active Docents and Volunteers, Inactive Docents and Volunteers, and Associate Members. Applications and renewals submitted online must be accompanied with payment by credit card via Paypal. Paypal membership forms.
Membership applications and renewals also continue to be accepted by check via regular U.S. mail. To do so, please download, fill out and mail this AZADV Membership Form to the indicated address with your membership fee. If you have changed your mailing address, telephone or cell phone number or email address, please update your membership information by contacting the AZADV Membership Chair via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join or Renew Organizational Membership
Organizations may join or renew by filling out the Organization Membership Form and return it to the indicated address with the membership fee. They may also join online. Each AZADV member organization (zoo or aquarium) can send one delegate to represent that organization at the annual conference Delegates’ Meeting. These delegates and the AZADV Executive Board members make up the voting body of AZADV. This body votes on bylaw changes, elect the new Executive Board and helps make decisions for the organization.
Join or Renew Organizational Affiliate Memberships
Affiliates may join or renew by filling out the AZADV Organizational Affiliate Membership Application and return it to the indicated address with the membership fee.