The Palm Beach Zoo’s Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) offers teens the opportunity to create new friendships, build leadership and most importantly gain career skills for future endeavors.
The YVC offers two paths…
YVC Interpretation: Youth volunteers commit to 1 day each week from June to August and will have the opportunity to teach zoo visitors about conservation, preservation and serve as ambassadors for the animals in our care. Through use of bio-facts like skulls, feathers and other engaging activities, youth volunteers are able to make a lasting impression.
YVC Camp Program: Youth volunteers commit to 3-5 weeks through the summer to serve as camp counselors for the various camp programs we offer. As a camp counselor volunteer you will build relationships with the campers through engaging them in games, bio-facts, animal encounters and much more.
Applications are Now Open! Application Deadline: February 10, 2015.
How much time is required?
The YVC requires a minimum of 120 volunteer hours each year.
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How to apply:
Palm Beach Zoo
Volunteer Services / YVC
1300 Summit BLVD
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Parents, we expect the following from your teens:
The YVC program is designed to be rewarding and engaging for teens and zoo visitors. The ultimate goal of the program is to not only offer a FUN place to volunteer but a place where teens can develop skills to use later in life. Through team building activities, monthly trainings and dynamic experiences, the YVC offers teens the opportunity to see what it takes to work in and run a zoo. The program mainly runs from June to August but does offer other opportunities to volunteer throughout the year. If you are wondering if your teen is ready for this program please see our expectations below:
Application Deadline: Closed, please check back in December 2014.
If you have further questions you can contact our volunteer office at 561-533-0887 ext 239 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.