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If you are at least 18 years of age, like working with people and nature then becoming an adult volunteer at Binder Park Zoo might be just the thing for you. Volunteer application and criminal history background are required. For more information, please call (269) 979-1351 or email

If you have an organized group that is looking for a volunteer activity that would help the community, please contact our zoo office, or email for more specific information.

Binder Park Zoo offers two Zoo Teen Programs. Each of these programs strive to provide our Zoo Teens with a fun, educational and worthwhile summer experience at the zoo.

Zoo Teen Keepers - Teens will work with Zoo Animal Care Staff and will learn about basic animal husbandry (feeding and cleaning), care and well-being of our zoo animals.

Zoo Teen Educators- Teens will work with Zoo Education Staff helping out with camps, birthday parties, overnights, and bio-fact stations.

Applications must be submitted by April 6, 2018 to be considered for the program. For more information please contact the zoo office at 269-979-1351 or email

To apply Zoo Teens must download and submit a Zoo Teen application, TB test and tetanus and may be required to interview.  Ability to work unsupervised is a must.  Both programs require a 40 hour commitment and have a $150 fee.  For more information call (269) 979-1351.

Instructions for ZooTeens to apply online
  1. Download Volunteer Form .pdf to your computer.

  2. Open .pdf file using Adobe Acrobat Reader

  3. Use “Fill & Sign” option (found in the Tools drop down menu or “Fill & Sign” option on the side menu of your pdf).

  4. Save your changes and email form to


Equal Opportunity Organization
Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc. offers employment opportunities, education programs, and services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


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