Become a Volunteer



Are you a teen age 13 to 17 that loves the zoo?  Are you looking for a way to add to your animal knowledge, enhance your ability to talk to people and make a difference at a fun and exciting place? 


Become a teen volunteer at Capron Park Zoo!


No longer accepting applications

Zoo Crew is a program that is designed to give area teens the opportunity to volunteer at the zoo.  Participants will be providing various zoo departments with additional (volunteer) help, and help make the zoo a more exciting place to visit, while building confidence and being role models to peers and the community.


What the kids say about the progam:

'...Zoo Crew is the most rewarding and fulfilling experience imaginable. Being able to help others better understand the world around them and knowing that you've sparked even one person's interest in wildlife is the most incredible feeling...'


'...Zoo Crew has helped me to make friendships that I know will continue, even when we've all grown out of the program. Having been a part of the program for four years, its has become an integral part of my life and who I am today...'


'...In my three years of volunteer work at the zoo, I have become more open to majoring in sciences or zoology. What I have experienced and learned as a part of Zoo Crew continues to open my eyes to new fields of study...'


'...I love the sense of community between staff and crew...'


'...Zoo Crew is like a big family and I feel that when I go to the zoo I can be myself. Everyone is supportive and caring and have helped me to grow and learn...'




Docents (Adult Volunteers):

  • Must be over 18
  • Must be able to commit a minimum of 75 hours/year (6-hours/month)
  • Will learn about all the animals housed at the zoo
  • Will be trained to interact with the public and help visitors understand the need to protect and preserve species
  • Enjoy working with other adults who share the same interests
  • Make a difference!






Docent Application