Queens Zoo Volunteer Program

Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS
Become a volunteer with the Education Department of the Queens Zoo, where you’ll teach schoolchildren and other zoo visitors about animals through guided tours, assisting with special programs and events, speaking at narrated feedings, and leading arts and crafts activities.

As a Queens Zoo volunteer, you'll:
  • Teach schoolchildren and other zoo visitors about animals through chats at exhibit sites.
  • Give guided tours to groups in the zoo.
  • Speak at narrated feedings.
  • Assist instructors in the presentation of special programs.
  • Get involved in a variety of special events and zoo activities, including arts and crafts.
  • Have fun!

Requirements
Age: 18 and older
Training: Multi-week program given by zoo staff
Time Commitment: Volunteer a minimum of 4 hours every other week.
Volunteers must be reliable!

To Apply
Please fill out an application or call us at 718-271-7361. The application deadline is Wednesday, August 31.