The Zoo Crew program at Hemker Park & Zoo provides high school students the opportunity to increase and share their knowledge and appreciation of animals, conservation and the environment; all while gaining valuable volunteer experience in a zoo setting.

We are looking for responsible dedicated and enthusiastic youth to volunteer during the summer of 2015. Please read the following descriptions and requirements carefully before submitting your application.

Zoo Crew Will

Work within Hemker Park & Zoo’s Education Department: Education and Close Encounters

Typical Zoo Crew responisibilities include:

  • Education
    • Talk with Zoo Guest about the animals in our collection
    • Educate Zoo Guests on a variety of animal, conservation and environmental issues
  • Close Encounters
    • Work with zoo staff to offer an exciting learning opportunity to Zoo Guests of all ages
    • Set up and help provide instructions
    • Help Zoo Staff guide Zoo Guests around zoo grounds while observing animals
    • Interact with Zoo Guests and Close Encounters participants of all ages in a FUN and EDUCATIONAL setting

Please Note: Zoo Crew DO NOT assist with animal care.