Due to COVID-19, our Bright Futures program remains closed. Anyone who submits an application will hear back when we are able to open our program again.
Students going into 9th – 12th grade looking to complete their volunteer hours to receive a Bright Futures Scholarship by interacting with Zoo guests at activity stations using animal related biofacts and activities. This is a fun opportunity for those who enjoy talking and interacting with people.
Education about animal conservation during special events throughout the year.
Educate the public at several different activity stations throughout the Zoo.
If accepted as a Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens volunteer, an initial volunteer orientation is required prior to beginning volunteer service. Successful completion of an on-the-job training and introductory period is also required before full acceptance into the Bright Futures volunteer position.
Must be a student going into 9th – 12th grade.
Volunteer shifts are completed on Saturdays and during school breaks.
Participate in volunteer orientation.
Successfully complete introductory period.
Abide by policies in the Volunteer Handbook.
Provide excellent customer service and demonstrate the ability to work well with visitors.
Be interested in educating the public about conservation.
Must be able to tolerate Florida’s weather conditions.