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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.
Selected Applicants Notified
We offer three different volunteer opportunities for teenages in Grades 9-12: specialized Conservation Teen Scientists and Camp Teen Volunteers and Commuinity Service Volunteers.
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.
Selected applicants notified
June 18 to June 22
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.
Feb 3, 2018
Apr 14, 2018
Feb 10, 2018
Apr 30, 2018
Mar 3, 2018
Jun 2, 2018
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.
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 ZMVolunteers@miamidade.gov or 305-251-0400 to make arrangements.
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.