Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Jr. Camp Counselor for Zoo Camp. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

You will get a email closer to the start of summer camp with more information. 

IMPORTANT: A reference letter (from an adult other than a relative) must also be submitted to the Volunteer Office in order to participate in this program. You can have them complete an online reference form on our website or instruct them to send a hard copy to: Santa Barbara Zoo 500 Ninos Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93103


$85 New Teen Volunteers

$45 Returning Teen Volunteers

(fees cover training and uniform)

Once you have completed this application, please fill out the Google form so we have your availability for the summer. 

Personal Information

How did you hear about volunteering?

What best describes your reason for volunteering?

Parent/Guardian Information

Please list your parent/guardian information below:


Please list one reference. (Preferably, the person you will ask to write the reference letter.)

Emergency Contact Information


Select the date/time you can attend for the required training session. 

Camp Dates

These are the weeks of summer camp. You must work a minimum 4 weeks, but you can work as many you would like. (They do not have to be 4 weeks in a row) . You will sign up for specific weeks at a later date.

  • WEEK ONE - June 6th - 10th
  • WEEK TWO - June 13th - 17th
  • WEEK THREE - June 20th - 24th
  • WEEK FOUR - June 27th - July 1st
  • WEEK FIVE - July 5th - 8th (NO CAMP ON MONDAY JULY 4)
  • WEEK SIX - July 11th - 15th
  • WEEK SEVEN - July 18th - 22nd
  • WEEK EIGHT: July 25th - 29th
  • WEEK NINE: August 1st - 5th
  • WEEK TEN: August 8th - 15th
  • WEEK ELEVEN: August 15th - 19th

Please read and agree to the following:

By completing and submitting this form, I acknowledge that I am personally offering my services as a volunteer to the Santa Barbara Zoo solely for civic, charitable or humanitarian reasons, without promise, expectation, or receipt of compensation or benefits.

I understand that my work assignments may bring me in contact with live animals, and that I may be exposed to potential hazards and risk of personal injury and property damage or loss arising from my participation as a volunteer, intern or practicum student with the Zoo. I hereby release the Santa Barbara Zoo, its officers, employees, and agents from liability for any and all claims, actions, obligations, costs, losses, or demands of any kind arising out of participation in this program.

I also authorize the Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens to use my name and photograph as a participant in Zoo programs for publicity/educational purposes related to the Zoo. I understand that no compensation will be provided.

I hereby certify that all statements made in my application are true and complete, and I understand that any misstatement of material facts will subject me to disqualification or dismissal.