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The Kansas City Zoo is a wonderful place for teens to gain experience with animals and nature, and connect with their community in a meaningful way. We offer 2 (age appropriate) year-long programs that are designed to be fun and educational while empowering teens to take a greater role in their community as well as conservation efforts. For more information, please contact us at

VolunTeen Qualifications

We are looking for select individuals who are:

·        Self motivated, friendly and outgoing

·        Likes being outdoors in ALL kinds of weather

·        Interested in and cares about people, animals and nature

·        May be considering a course of study in animals/biology, education or not for-profit business

VolunTeen Requirements

Kansas City Zoo VolunTeens must:
·        Be in the 8th-11th grades at the time of application

·        Complete, in its entirety, the application packet

If Selected

·        Be able to pass a background check

·        Be able to pay a $30 fee

·        Be able to attend a MANDATORY orientation/training session (accompanied by at least 1 parent/guardian)

·        Be able to commit to 10 hours/month for one year in addition to summer responsibilities



VolunTEEN Opportunities and Requirements