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Bright Futures

High school students 9th–12th grade


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.

Training Sessions:

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.
  • There will be no direct contact with the animals.


Contact the Volunteer Office at 407.323.4450 ext. 127 or email volunteers@centralfloridazoo.org


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