Volunteering

8kmnb5fagz julie larsen maher 7132 toddler camp qz 08 08 11
Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher©WCS

Volunteers at the Queens Zoo work within the Education Department to help provide memorable educational experiences for our guests. As a member of the team, you will teach visitors of all ages about zoo animals by delivering engaging information at exhibits, leading tours, and assisting with programs and special events.

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.
  • Assist instructors in the presentation of special programs.
  • Get involved in a variety of special events and zoo activities, including educational demonstrations and arts and crafts.
  • Meet like-minded individuals and become part of a community
  • Have fun!

Time Commitment Requirement

  • Each incoming volunteer is required to complete the training course
  • Volunteers are expected to make a minimum 1-year commitment of service to the Queens Zoo upon successful completion of the training course.
  • Weekday volunteers must commit to working one ½ day per week; a minimum of 125 hours of annual service.
  • Volunteers must be 20 years or older

We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 training class! Please click here to complete an application. Application Deadline: December 15, 2016

Additional questions? Contact the Coordinator of Volunteers at qzvolunteers@wcs.org


*Are you a current volunteer? Click here to sign in.

Purchase Tickets Online

Buy Now