Zoo Teen Volunteers
Presented by Corteva

Zoo Teen Volunteers

Does your teen belong in a Zoo?

Zoo Teen Program Presented by Corteva

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.

Application Information

Applications have closed for 2024. Please check back here in November 2024 for 2025 applications. Thank you!

How to Become a Zoo Teen

The Zoo Teen Program can further students’ interests, help them to explore career goals and develop interaction skills in a professional environment. This is a unique opportunity for students to work on the wild side at one of the state’s top attractions.

Attend one of two open house sessions in January.

Participate in a small group interview.

Attend Orientation and training sessions.

Candidates must be 14 years old by the application deadline. No exceptions. 

Zoo Teens are asked to volunteer:

  • One day per week (the same day each week) throughout the summer, OR two one-week time blocks depending on assignment
  • One shift (two-five hours) per month during the school year (April, May, September and October)
  • Volunteer at least one shift at ZooBoo or Christmas at the Zoo.
  • Consistent attendance is required for all Zoo Teen assignments.

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