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Teen Team

Youth ages 13–17


As members of the Central Florida Zoo’s Teen Team, teenagers ages 13 to 17 can make new friends, learn something new and play a vital role in educating Zoo visitors. Teens will receive special hands-on training that includes learning how to handle animals and presenting wildlife biofacts. They’ll participate in special events and share their new knowledge on wildlife and conservation issues with guests, learning the skills they’ll need later in life as well as gaining valuable work experience.

How to Apply
Applications for Teen Team 2019 is now closed. Teen Team applications for 2020 will be sent out in September 2019. Please complete an online request form to receive an application.

How It Works
Teens must apply for the Teen Team program and complete an interview. If selected, teens must attend a three-day training program and pass a final exam. Upon successful completion of training, teens volunteer on select Saturdays each month.

You can expect the application process as follows:

  • September 2019 – Applications Open
  • October 2019 – Applications Close
  • November 2019 – Selected Applicants will Interview
  • December 2019 – Decision made for Teen Team 2019
  • January 2020 – Training Begins

A $30 program fee is required and includes a Teen Team manual and Zoo shirt.


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


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