John Ball Zoo

Teen Volunteer Program

We are currently accepting applications for youth volunteers ages 14-17!

Please APPLY HERE to be a Youth Volunteer!

These are some of the qualities we look for when selecting volunteers:

  • Positive attitude
  • Enthusiasm for learning and sharing information with guests, kids and adults!
  • Desire to meet new friends and be part of a team

To be eligible to be a youth volunteer, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 14 - 17 years of age.
  • Make the required time commitment for your assignment.
  • Be able to attend in person Assignment Training sessions.
  • Complete required online training sessions. 
  • Be able to receive important information via email.

Volunteer Assignments 

Each assignment has different requirements, including but not limited to a minimum age. 

Open assignments can be found by visiting our Opportunity Directory.  




How Do I Apply? 

You APPLY HERE to be a youth volunteer! 

What happens after I apply?

After receiving your application you will receive a welcome email with the next steps to take in becoming part of the John Ball Zoo Volunteer Team! 


Please reach out via email to