Welcome to the application process for the Jr Keeper (zoo) and Jr Aquarist (aquarium) programs!

Before applying, please review the following:

- Program participants must be available for 4 weeks of training:

July 6-31, Monday-Friday.

- Participants must commit to one 3.5-4 hour volunteer shift per week for

at least one year.

- Tuition for training is $450 for non-members & $400 for members. Tuition

covers the cost of uniforms, field trips, and training materials.

Scholarships are available.

Please submit your contact information to start your application for becoming a Jr Keeper (Zoo) or a Jr Aquarist (Aquarium).

To COMPLETE your application you need to (1)fill in all the information below, (2)answer a series of reflection questions, and (3)submit two references. You may also choose to apply for one of our Mona Mailhes Youth Leaders Scholarships.

Instructions on how to submit the reflection questions, references, and the scholarship form will be displayed once you submit this section (you will also receive an email with the information).

Make sure you follow ALL of the directions, otherwise your application will not be complete and we cannot consider you for the program!

We are happy to answer any questions sent to youth@auduboninstitute.org


Applicant Information

We gather this information for our own records and grants. ("Member Number" is your Audubon membership if you have one. If not, leave it blank)

Contact Information

Please provide the PRIMARY contact information for the applicant. This is the phone number and email address we will use to send further information. WE CANNOT CONTACT YOU IF THIS SECTION ISN'T ACCURATE. Please double-check.


To which of our two summer programs are you applying? (You can choose both)


Which school does the applicant currently attend? Is the school Title I?

Program Cost & Scholarships

The regular tuition for the program is $450 for non-members ($400 for Audubon members). This covers the cost of uniforms, field trips, and training materials. Scholarships are available and there will be a link to the scholarship application on the confirmation page after you submit this form.

Parent/Guardian Contact Information

Please enter contact information for one of your parents/guardians, and include the best way to reach them. If you would like us to have contact information for both parents/guardians, please enter it in the box addressing the applicant's living situation.

IMPORTANT! Please read!

Before submitting my application, I acknowledge:

- If I am accepted, I must be available Monday-Friday between July 6th-

July 31st for summer training. I will not plan special events or

vacations during that time.

- The Youth Volunteer Program requires one 3.5-4 hour shift each week.

I will make these shifts a priority and make every effort to

regularly attend.

- Furthermore, I understand that my application will only be complete

once it is submitted in full (including the separate reflection

questions), BOTH of my references have submitted their

recommendations, and I have submitted my scholarship application (if

requesting scholarship assistance).