Teen Volunteers

Teen Volunteers

Are you passionate about wildlife and conservation? Do you love animals and kids?

Teen volunteers can gain valuable job skills while expanding their knowledge about animals and conservation. Teens assist the Education team with programs and classes, share fun information about animals and conservation with our guests, help with special events, and more.

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!


  • Be 14 - 18 years of age and have completed the 8th grade
  • Make a minimum of 1-year commitment
  • Be reliable and punctual
  • Be capable of working with minimal supervision
  • Have a friendly, enthusiastic and outgoing personality to interact with guests of all ages
  • Verbally communicate clearly and effectively with a variety of audience ages
  • Be committed to providing excellent guest service
  • Attend and complete the Volunteer Orientation /Training Sessions the last week in May
  • June: Volunteer at least two full weeks, Monday – Friday (8:30 am – 4 pm)
  • July: Volunteer at least one full week, Monday – Friday (8:30 am – 4 pm)
  • August – May: Attend monthly Team Project Days (usually the 1st Saturday of each month)
  • August – May: Volunteer at least 4 hours per month
  • Comply with all Volunteer Policies, Procedures and Guests Service Standards

Additional Requirements Upon Acceptance to the Program

  • Pay a $60 program fee
  • Provide proof of current tetanus immunization
  • Provide proof of a negative TB test annually
Teen Volunteers

Application process

Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2020.

Alexandria Zoo only accepts teen volunteers once per year, and only has a limited number of positions. This is not a summer-only volunteer program. Please consider your priorities and extracurricular activities for the upcoming year before applying.

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Applications can be mailed to or dropped off at Alexandria Zoo | Explorer Program | 3016 Masonic Drive | Alexandria, LA 71301.

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