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Teen Program

Do you have a passion for wildlife and the environment?  We want to hear from you!

We are looking for 12-18 year olds to help shape the future of conservation! This program is not just about animals, but also how you can use your interests to make a positive impact. You will learn about the amazing wildlife that lives at the Zoo; learn skills to help you become a student leader;gain public presentation and speaking skills, and much more!

While this program will not provide the opportunity to directly care for animals, participants will have unique opportunities to meet and work with animal care staff and encounter animals in ways they may not have experienced before.

Once accepted, Teen Volunteers will be expected to meet a minimum hour and meeting requirements as well as complete a Start Something Conservation Project each year.

Please note, limited volunteer opportunities are available and not every applicant will be accepted.

To be eligible for the Little Rock Zoo Teen Volunteer Program Students ages 12-18 (must be currently enrolled in school and may not have completed high school).

Application Information:

Applications are open now through June 20, 2020. 

The Little Rock Zoo is closed indefinitely in response to COVID-19.  The 2020 Teen Volunteer Kick-Off will be scheduled once the Zoo re-opens.  Instead of in-person interviews, new applicants should be prepared for a phone or Zoom interview.

Prospective volunteers must submit an application and two (2) recommendation forms.

Click here for the 2020 Teen Volunteer Program Application.
Click here for the 2020 Teen Volunteer Program Recommendation Form.

Questions, email  or call 501-661-7220.

 Current volunteers log-in here.

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Little Rock Zoo

1 Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205


Hours of Operation
9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Last admission 4 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 4:30 pm

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