Volunteen Opportunities


The Detroit Zoological Society welcomes youth to participate in one or both of our Volunteen programs. Volunteens learn leadership skills, work readiness and the opportunity to engage with others.

Volunteens will re-launch in summer 2022.


The Zoo Corps Volunteen program is designed for youth ages 14-17. Volunteens interact with guests to share science, animal welfare or even math skills in relation to the animals who reside at the Zoo.


Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program pairs teen volunteers ages 16 and 17 with paid camp staff to assist with Detroit Zoo Safari Camp. Responsibilities include assisting with groups of 10 youth (grades K-6) on hikes through the Zoo, aiding with craft projects and interacting with staff and guests.