Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Junior Curator Teen Volunteer for the Oklahoma City Zoo. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom to submit the application.


When you attend the group interview, you must bring in 2 letters of recommendation from persons who are not related to you. At least one of the letters must be from a teacher. These recommendation letters are a part of your application score. Do not mail, email, or hand-deliver these letters; they will only be submitted at the group interview.


The date of the group interview will be announced after the Zoo is allowed to reopen from the COVID-19 situation. You will receive an email with the instructions once it has been scheduled.


Personal Information


Time Commitments

What time commitments will you have for the 2020-2021 school year?



Essay Question 1

Describe a situation in which you were a leader. How did you feel? What did you learn from that experience?



Essay Question 2

Describe a situation in which you were a follower. How did you feel? What did you learn from that experience?



Essay Question 3

Describe the experiences that have led you to be interested in wildlife conservation.



Essay Question 4

Describe how you have contributed to conservation during the past year.



Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.



I understand the application process and that this application does not guarantee me a position as a volunteer with the OKC Zoo.


I understand that if selected as Junior Curator, I would volunteer from October 2020 - August 2021.


I understand I may be subject to drug screening and will need to provide proof of a negative Tuberculosis (TB) test.


I understand I will need to purchase a uniform shirt from the Zoo for $15/$20 each.


I understand that my parent/legal guardian will be required to sign a liability waiver and provide emergency contact information.


I agree to uphold all Zoo safety regulations, conduct policies, and confidentiality policies.


I understand that the OKC Zoo reserves the right to terminate my volunteer status at its discretion.