Teen Team

Teen Team

Make new friends, learn something new and share your talents as a member of the Teen Team!

teen teamTeen Team volunteers, ages 13 to 17, play a vital role in educating Zoo visitors about wildlife and conservation issues. Members of the Teen Team receive a special hands-on learning experience unique to the Zoo from completing an application and interviewing for a Teen Team slot, to handling animals and presenting wildlife biofacts and participating in special events. Teen Team members learn skills intended to help them late in life as they gain valuable work experience and make future career decisions. 

Teens attend a three day training program in January and after successfully passing a final exam continue through the program volunteering on select Saturdays each month to further their skills while helping the Zoo. Tuition is $30.00 and includes a Teen Team manual and Zoo shirt. 

Teen Team 2018:  We are now accepting requests to receive a Teen Team application for 2018. Applications will be sent out via email in October. 

Only Teen Team volunteers currently participating in the program can assist with summer programs at the Zoo. Please see the Bright Futures page for information about volunteering as a Bright Futures student during the summer. 

Click here to submit an application request.


The last date to request an application is October 1, 2018. Once you have received your application, it must be completed and returned, along with all required paperwork by October 13, 2017. Incomplete applications, or applications recieved after this date, will NOT be accepted.

Age Requirement: 13-17 / Teens must be 13 years of age by January 2018 to participate.

Please contact the Volunteer Manager at 407.323.4450 ext. 127 or volunteers@centralfloridazoo.org for more information about the Teen Team program, or to request an application.

Teen Team...making a big difference for wildlife!