Transform your passion into action

Through our innovative programs, workshops and volunteer opportunities, we aim to inspire the next generation of conservationists and change-makers. Join us on a transformative journey where knowledge meets action, and where teens can become true ambassadors for wildlife and environmental stewardship. 

Trailblazers Youth Advisory Council:

Accepting applications March 1 through May 31.

The Trailblazers Youth Advisory Council gives young leaders the unique opportunity to actively shape engagement and conservation initiatives that resonate with youth interests. Trailblazers also engage in conservation service-projects in their communities while building professional and career skills that will help put them on the path to becoming the next generation of conservation stewards and advocates.


ZooTeens Volunteering:

Accepting applications March 1 through May 31. 

ZooTeens are high school students who volunteer at the Phoenix Zoo on the weekends. This is an exciting program where teens can enhance their understanding of animals, conservation and the environment while developing valuable professional and life skills! ZooTeen volunteers will focus on engaging and educating guests in a variety of fun and interactive ways and will gain access to special monthly opportunities to broaden their knowledge and exposure to careers in the fields of animal and conservation sciences.


Teen Career Conference: 

The annual Teen Career Conference on February 10, 2024 brought together enthusiastic teens, industry experts and inspiring speakers for a day of exploration and inspiration! Please save the date for next year’s conference on February 8, 2025. In the meantime, we hope to see you at our other teen programs and events!