The Phoenix Zoo offers several programs to help teens explore careers, learn more about science and animals, and get directly involved with conservation. View the program descriptions below to learn more.
ZooTeens (Ages 14 – 17)
ZooTeens is an eight-month values-based leadership program that connects teens with volunteering opportunities to learn about science, conservation and the animals inside the Phoenix Zoo. Through volunteer service, teens develop a keen sense of responsibility, self-confidence and public speaking, with opportunities for zoo career exploration. In addition to gaining valuable professional skills, ZooTeens receive the same Phoenix Zoo benefits as our adult volunteers.
ZooTeens primarily spend their time interacting with Zoo guests through games, crafts, activities and the presentation of animal artifacts. Occasionally, ZooTeens may also present small animals to guests to demonstrate caregiving or natural history concepts.
Any teenager age 14 – 17 that has an interest in the Zoo, the natural world, and helping their community is welcome to apply.