Teen Volunteers

Teen Volunteers

Not only will your service help the zoo and its programs, but volunteer work is a great addition to your resume!

Explorers are teen volunteers that help the Zoo through a variety of duties that include zookeeper assistance, special events, grounds maintenance, construction and education programs.

The Zoo Explorer Post is a coed program of Boy Scouts of America. It is sponsored by the City of Alexandria.

Teen Volunteers

Interested in becoming a teen volunteer? Great!

Here are a few requirements:

  • Be 14 - 18 years of age and have completed the 8th grade
  • Explorers attend meetings (the first Monday of each month unless notified of change)
  • Explorers volunteer a MINIMUM of 10 hours per quarter (Jan-Mar / Apr - Jun / Jul - Sept / Oct - Dec)
Teen Volunteers

Application process

  • Fill out online teen volunteer application
  • Once the application is received, an Explorer Advisor will contact you to complete the next steps in the process:
    1. Email, mail or drop off (1) a letter of recommendation from an adult in the community (teacher, coach, etc. and (2) a typed one page essay stating why you want to be an Explorer
    2. Complete an interview with an Explorer supervisor
    3. Once you have been approved for the program, a registration fee is to be paid along with additional forms to be filled out
    4. Attend training sessions and remain active in the program for one year
  • Start volunteering!


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Applications will be accepted from March 1 - May 10. Training sessions for new volunteers will be held at the end of May.

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3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810