Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a San Antonio Zoo volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom of the page.

This application is for Summer Camp Team Volunteers and Summer Naturalist Volunteer positions ages 14-18. (Zoo Team Volunteers are selected from these two programs.) Due to the large volume of applicants, we interviews are on a needs basis.

You will receive an email verifying that your application as been received and you will be contacted by email for an interview date.

Personal Information

Emergency Contact Information




Why do you want to become a San Antonio Zoo Summer Naturalist or Summer Camp Volunteer?


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

Parental Consent

I understand that my child, named in the application, wishes to volunteer at the San Antonio Zoo. I also understand that as a volunteer my child will be working to help promote the Zoo’s mission in a variety of ways. This may include education, research, and animal maintenance. I hereby give my permission for them to serve in that capacity. I understand that they will be provided with orientation and training necessary for the safe and responsible performance of their duties. I understand that my child will be expected to meet all the requirements of the position, including regular, on-time attendance and adherence to agency policies and procedures. I understand that they will not receive monetary compensation for the services contributed.

In the event of an accident, I authorize the San Antonio Zoo to use local emergency services to secure proper treatment for my child. I also consent to and authorize the San Antonio Zoo to use my child’s name or photograph for education and public relations purposes related to the Zoo.

Please fill out the follow information in the space below. This guardian will be contacted for verification.

Essay Part 1

Provide an example of a leadership role you filled and describe how it made you feel. What qualities make a person a leader? Why that was experience important to you?

Essay Part 2

Why is nature important to you? What is your favorite place in nature?

Essay Part 3

What do you hope to gain by becoming a zoo volunteer?

Youth Volunteer and Guardian Certification

I certify that all of the information contained in this application form is correct. I also understand that my parents have the read the parental consent section and have their information listed in the emergency contact section.

If you would like to be considered as an applicant and (or) participate in the Zoo volunteer program your guardian must consent by checking the box below and have their name(s) and contact information in the emergency contact field. If I am selected I will be emailed for a date to come interview. If I am not selected I understand that I will not be contacted.