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Apply to volunteer with the Denver Zoo Crew

If you’re passionate about animals, enjoy working with kids, and are curious to know what a zookeeper’s day is like, Denver Zoo’s Teen Volunteer Program, Zoo Crew, might be the place for you!  Zoo Crew runs primarily in the summer months (June-August) and supports a variety of areas around the zoo.


  • Applications now available online!  Please click here.
  • Applicants  must be at least 13 years old by May 1, 2013 and no older than a junior in high school at the time of application.
  • Applications must be received by March 1, 2013.

Time requirements:

  • Teen volunteers are required to commit to 75 hours of service per summer (June through August). Teens can expect to be scheduled for at least 8 shifts (2-3 hours each) per month.
  • First-year teen volunteers must commit to three weeks (M-F, mornings or afternoons) of volunteering during the summer months to support Summer Safari, Denver Zoo’s summer camp.  These hours go towards your minimum hours requirement.
  • All  current teen volunteers have the option in the fall to volunteer year-round, after participating for at least one summer season. If selected, teens must commit to at least one shift per month.

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