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Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Teen Volunteer applications are taken each spring.

Check back soon for 2021 Teen Volunteer Applications!


With over 150 teen volunteers, our zoo highly values the work that our 13-17 year olds contribute on a daily basis! Each teen volunteer begins their service with two full weeks of camp crew, assisting our educators during the summer and will be given the chance to enter our year-round program from there. 

There are numerous benefits to volunteering with the Camp Crew Volunteer Program! Many teens are able to use their volunteer experience to learn more about conservation and share their passion for animals in a whole new light. Volunteers have the opportunity to work with the public, which helps with public speaking skills. They also get to make new friends and gain volunteer hours for school!



Before you begin your application, here’s what we will ask of you:

  • Create a profile in our online volunteer management system
  • Indicate the best date to attend an orientation (There will be a one-time $50 registration fee, covering t-shirt, badge and associated costs), to be paid at orientation date
  • Two sealed letters of recommendation filled by a non-family member (Available for download here), delivered to Volunteer Department by hand or mail. 

Please feel free to inquire with any questions at