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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!

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 not currently accepting applications for adult volunteers. Please check in the Fall for the application. Training sessions are held on Saturdays during the winter.

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

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

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