Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteen Zoo Corps Program

Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoological Society is looking for energetic youth ages 14-17 to be part of our Zoo Corps. This is an opportunity to earn community service hours while working with a team from the Education Department at the Detroit Zoo. Benefits include leadership experience, customer service training, learning and practicing communication skills, and a professional work setting. Opportunities to volunteer stretch throughout the year, including weekdays, evenings and weekends. Spring recruitment is complete at this time. Please check back for future opportunities.


Summer Safari Camp Counselor-in-Training Program

Detroit Zoo

Counselor-in-Training program matches teen volunteers ages 16 and 17 with paid camp counselors to assist during the Zoo’s Summer Safari Camp. Responsibilities include assisting with groups of 10-12 youth (kindergarten-eighth grade) on tours through the Zoo, administering craft projects and interacting with staff and guests. Camp is held Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and is held mainly outdoors.

2017 DZ CIT Application

Nature Camp Counselor-in-Training

Belle Isle Nature Center

Nature Center Counselor-in-Training volunteers support paid camp counselors and assist with activities throughout the camp at the Belle Isle Nature Center. Teen volunteers assist camp groups with outdoor play, nature immersion, games and crafts. Nature Camp is held Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and is held mainly outdoors.

2017 NC CIT Application