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Adult Volunteer Program

Do you want to be a part of wildlife conservation and education while having a good time? Then Zoo Miami is the place for you! Volunteers play an important role in helping Zoo Miami's guests to connect, care, and conserve our wildlife and their habitats.

Adult Volunteer Information Packet 

Adult Volunteer Request 




Information Session


Applications Due


Selected Applicants Notified


Orientation/Training #1


Orientation/Training #2



Teen Volunteer Programs

We offer three different volunteer opportunities for teenages in Grades 9-12: specialized Conservation Teen Scientists and Camp Teen Volunteers and Commuinity Service Volunteers.


Conservation Teen Scientists

The Conservation Teen Scientist program (CTS) is an opportunity for 9th-12th graders to join our zoo team as you develop practical life skills (public speaking, team building, etc.) and increase your knowledge in the arena of environmental sciences.  Interpret at exhibits while assisting with customer service and events while simultaneously receiving the opportunity to network with experts in their field, go on field trips, receive community service hours, and receive animal handling training with ambassador animals after 1 year of participation. 

The program is a yearly commitment with 15 days over the summer and 2 days per month during the school year.  Only a certain number of applicants will be accepted into the program.  To apply please download the application and turn in the requested materials to the Zoo Miami Foundation (instructions within application).

Accepting applications now! Please download the application below to apply.

CTS Application Form

Applications Due

May 1


May 19

Selected applicants notified

May 26

Parent/Child Orientation

June 2


June 18 to June 22

Camp Teen Volunteer

The Camp Teen Volunteers assist during spring, summer and winter break sessions.  They will be working with children as well as completing various task assigned.  This program is sponsored by Zoo Miami Foundation.  Further questions should be directed to Zoo Miami  Foundation Volunteer Coordinator at 305-255-5551. 

Camp Teen Volunteer Application

Camp Teen Volunteer Information Request

  Spring Camp Summer Camp Winter Camp

Information Session

Feb 3, 2018

Apr 14, 2018


Applications Due

Feb 10, 2018

Apr 30, 2018


Selected Applicants Notified Feb 17, 2018 May 5, 2018 TBA

Student Orientation/Training

Mar 3, 2018

Jun 2, 2018


Camp Dates Mar 26 - 30, 2018 Jun 11 - TBA, 2018  


Community Service Volunteer

The community service volunteers have assignements that involve working closely with zoo staff in providing customer sevice at the zoo admission and revenue concession operations.  Various tasks include providing information and direction to guests, validation of tickets, assiting in preparing equiment for rentals, assisting with crowd control, and other related duties.  This program is sponsored by Zoo Miami.  Further questions should be directed to the zoo front desk at 305-251-0400.


Group Volunteer Program

We also welcome volunteers from companies, scout troops, fraternities, and other community groups to assist with one-time projects and events around the Zoo Miami. These projects provide an invaluable service to the Zoo while also providing a wonderful opportunity for groups to spend quality time together. We can tailor a program of activities that is right for your group.

Please contact or 305-251-0400 to make arrangements.

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Enjoy free admission, exclusive events and deals throughout the year, discounts inside the Zoo and more! Plus, your membership helps support our mission in conservation and education, making your Zoo better for you.

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