Middle school volunteers
Make a difference
As a Junior Guide you will get to connect with other middle school and junior high school students who have similar interests! From working on-grounds with zoo guests to activities, tours, classes, and conservation projects with the entire Junior Guide team – this is a great opportunity to get involved in wildlife conservation and see what it’s like to work at a zoo/aquarium.
Junior Guides learn about the animals at PDZA and what they can do to conserve them in the wild. Junior Guides may also have the opportunity to help with zoo-wide special events during the fall, winter and spring seasons.
Junior Guides also work closely with the Senior Guides (experienced high school volunteers) and staff to:
- Talk with zoo guests about the animals in our exhibits.
- Educate zoo guests on a variety of animal, conservation and environmental issues.
- Guide activities in animal exhibit areas to encourage both children and adults to think about their place in the natural world and their role in conservation.
- Interact with zoo guests of all ages in a fun, educational setting.
Please Note: Junior Guides DO NOT assist with animal care.
We’re renovating our Junior Guide program here at the zoo! While we finalize the changes, we’re not accepting new volunteers for 2019-2020. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay tuned for upcoming events and ways to get involved.