ZooTeen Application Form

Thank you for your interest in joining the Zoo Teen program at the Living Desert! Complete the form below and make sure to click Continue at the bottom of the page when complete. 

If you have any questions about the application or the ZooTeen program, please email ZooTeens@livingdesert.org or call the Volunteer Services Office, 760-346-5694 ext 2507

Name and address


The Living Desert ZooTeen Program requires the following:

-Applicants be 14-18 years old and currently enrolled in high school (public, private or homeschool).

-Be a lifelong learner interested in nature.

-Complete this Zoo Teen application.

-Submit a letter of recommendation before orientation date to zooteens@livingdesert.org.

-Attend an interview.

Emergency Contact

Please provide at least one phone number for each contact.


Please list the school in which you attend or will be attending.

Volunteer Experience

Please list any previous volunteer experience below. Include organization, duration, and a short description of your activities/responsibilities.

Clubs and Organizations Experience

Please list any experience with clubs or organizations below. Include organization/club name, duration, and a short description of your activities/responsibilities.

Why do you want to volunteer at the Living Desert?

Please answer in approximately 150 words.

How did you hear about the ZooTeen program?

Next Steps

Following this application, you will receive an email inviting you to attend an information session where you learn more about your role and responsibilities as a Zoo Teen and will be able to meet our Education and Volunteer Programs staff as well as current volunteers.  

Thank You

We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete this application and expressing an interest in the Zoo Teen Program! After submitting your application, you will be contacted shortly with more information about the Zoo Teen program including attending an information session at the Living Desert to learn more about how you will help be an agent of conservation for the Living Desert! 

Zoo Teen Agreement

I confirm that all the information entered on this application is true to the best of my knowledge.