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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!


Age: 20 and older
Training: Training classes will be held on Saturdays 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, and 3/5 with onsite volunteering the weekend of 2/20-2/21
Time Commitment: Volunteer a minimum of 4 hours every week.
Volunteers must be reliable!

Apply to be a Volunteer Docent

Application deadline: January 24, 2016

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