Discovery Guide Teen Volunteer Program

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Who can become a Discovery Guide?

Discovery Guide volunteer positions are open to teens between the ages of 14-24

What are the responsibilities of a Discovery Guide Volunteer?

As a Queens Zoo Discovery Guide, You will help maintain a friendly atmosphere for zoo visitors by interpreting animal exhibit areas, assisting with birthday parties and special events, and facilitating crafts and games around the zoo.

Why volunteer?

  • Make a difference
  • Meet like-minded volunteers and make new friends
  • Earn school community service hours
  • Increase animal knowledge
  • Gain work experience and build your college resume

We are not currently accepting applications for our Discovery Guide program. Check back in late fall for the Spring 2018 application.

Questions about volunteering at the Queens Zoo? Please email

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