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Volunteer Opportunities

Support Conservation While Giving Back

Our volunteers are integral to our operation. Adult volunteers, Zoo Teens and Interns comprise the three programs managed by our Volunteer Services Department. Adults may volunteer for year round assignments or for a special event. Zoo Teens begin to learn about careers in zoos and aquariums, as well as gain job skills. Learn more below or click on the button to learn more about how to gain valuable real-world experience through our internship program.

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Zoo Teen Volunteers

Have you always wanted to work in a zoo? Would you like to do something “wild” next year?

The Zoo Teen Program presented by Corteva is an exciting way for high school students ages 14 to 18 to explore career opportunities, meet new friends, gain customer service skills, and much more!

The Indianapolis Zoo seeks responsible, reliable, enthusiastic students who are interested in learning about animals, can interact with Zoo guests, and can be role models for their peers. Students of all academic levels will be considered for the program.

Interested in a Unique Opportunity?

The Zoo’s Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for college students to become actively involved in the Zoo’s conservation, research, education and recreation efforts. Interns can enhance their knowledge and experience in various administrative, animal care and education roles.

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