Teen volunteer program at Woodland Park Zoo
If you are interested in engaging in conservation action through learning, teaching and connecting with other teens from around the city, then ZooCorps is for you!
ZooCorps offers teens a unique opportunity to increase their knowledge of animals and habitats, expand their conservation awareness, and develop useful job skills in a collaborative and fun learning environment at the Zoo and in the community.
Teach zoo visitors of all ages about animals*, their habitats and conservation efforts
Participate in conservation projects in the zoo and out in the community
Gain experience in visitor engagements, education, teamwork, leadership and job skills
Volunteer year-round and receive on-going education and training
Engage in conservation action opportunities (including habitat restoration, citizen science and climate change projects) with other teens from around the city
Are important members of Woodland Park Zoo's community
*Note: hands-on contact and direct work with animals IS NOT a key feature of the volunteer program
- At least 14 years of age and in the 9th or 10th grade by the time of application
- Able to attend the mandatory 2017 training dates listed below:
- March 11 (Orientation with parent/guardians)
- March 18, April 1, April 8, April 22, April 29
- AND one of the following: April 30, May 6, May 7, or May 14
- Able to commit to 5 days of service per month during the summer (June – August) and 2 days of service per month during the school-year (September – May)
2017 APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Please review the program eligibility requirements and training dates before proceeding with the application. The online application and ONE recommendation form must be submitted by JANUARY 17, 2017. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by February 1, 2017. No phone calls please.
2017 ZooCorps Volunteer Application
All applicants must also have one reference submit a recommendation form (found below). References may include teachers, coaches, volunteer coordinators, supervisors or other adults who know the applicant well (no family members please).
Please complete and submit by January 17, 2017. Email is preferred, but you may return the form by postal mail.
If you cannot find the answers to your questions about volunteering or need additional help please contact program staff at 206.548.2450
ZooCorps Teen Program staff at 206.548.2699 or firstname.lastname@example.org