Jobs/Volunteer Opportunities: Teen Volunteers
The Zoo is an intriguing place for teens to experience animals up-close and connect with wildlife in a meaningful way. We have popular summer and year-round programs that are designed to be fun and educational while inspiring an awareness of nature and conservation action.
All Programs have a mandatory orientation. Orientations are held in the Connie and Bob Lurie Education Center, just to the left of the Main Entrance. You do not need to pay Zoo admission to access the Connie and Bob Lurie Education Center.
Teen Volunteer Requirements
View our Youth Volunteer Programs flier for 2013-2014 here.
Volunteer on a team to restore wildlife habitat at Lake Merced and other sites around San Francisco.
Orientation: August 10th, 2013 from 1-2pm in the Zoo's Lurie Education Center.
Learn to handle birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians and speak to the public about wildlife and conservation.
Orientation: (Attend One) Saturday, February 8th, 2014, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Talk on the Wild Side!
Learn to handle amazing animals like livestock and arthropods while giving informational talks to Zoo visitors. Utilize biofact carts to educate the public.
Orientation: Saturday, February 15th, 2014, 10-11 a.m.
Zoo Teacher Assistant
Help kids explore the world of animals through zoo tours, crafts, games and assist Zoo Camp teachers with activities. Gain practical work experience with children.
Orientation: Saturday, March 15th, 2014, 10-11 a.m.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Other volunteer opportunities are available for teens who are currently volunteering in one of the listed programs.
Training: On the job training.