Year-Round Teen Volunteer Roles

Teen volunteers ages 13 and up play a key role in animal care and providing and engaging and fun visitor experience throughout the year.  If you are interested in volunteering with us in a year-round or school year position, please review the volunteer opportunities below, fill out a Volunteer Application Form, and bring it by the Center or mail it to us at 7112 Newcastle. NOTE: If you are looking for a summer volunteer position, please visit our Summer Teen Volunteer page.

Animal Care Assistants - Our live animals require daily care, and we have a team of teen assistants who help us make sure they are fed and watered, and that their cages are kept clean and safe. This job often requires the handling of animals themselves, and we need volunteers who are willing to do this without fear.  

Weekend Discovery Room Interpreters - Discovery Room docents greet families as they come in and help them to find the animals and activities that are interesting and age appropriate for their children.

Special Event Activity Guides - Volunteers help guide children and their families in fun and educational activities during our Spring Fling, Family Fun Evening, Pumpkin Patch, and Holiday Market. 2 or 3 hour shifts.

School Break Camp Counselors - Middle and High School students are invited to be counselors at camps for 5 - 10 year olds. One-day School's Out Day Camps are held during winter holidays and spring break. Camp counselors assist the teachers and help individual campers with crafts, projects, games, etc.

*Training is provided for individuals or groups of people interested in volunteer positions that require guidance and specialized instruction. Please call for more information.

Note:  If we have not described a position that matches your interests and talents, give us a call at 713.667.6550 or email (mail @). All contributions of time, talent and energy are welcome!

What Teen Volunteers Say About Volunteering with Us

"I loved being with the kids!"

"I enjoyed working with the kids, the relaxed environment, the interesting activities."

"I enjoyed the kids 'enthusiasticness.'"

"Working with kids is really fun.You get to build strong relationships with campers and counselors."

"I enjoyed helping kids with their projects. Some are really fun!"

Summer Science Camp Counselors work with groups of kids.

Tenn volunteer helping visitors make recycled paper.

A Summer Teen Volunteer assists a student with an investigation in Russ Pitman Park.



Last Updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:15 AM
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