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Teen Volunteer Program
Zoo Crew is open to teens in 8th-12th grade. Zoo Crew members can get involved with the Zoo in two different ways:
The first opportunity is helping out our camp counselors with all the excitement of ZooCamp, as a Zoo Crew CIT (Counselor in Training).
After the first summer of Zoo Crew, all Zoo Crew members can apply to be a Junior Keeper and work alongside our animal keepers (please note that this has limited availability). Once the busy season winds down, Zoo Crew members can still participate in activities such as service projects and field trips throughout the year.
If you have questions about any of these opportunities, please contact the Zoo Crew Coordinator at ZooCrew@rwpzoo.org, or at (401) 785-3510 x 408.
Find out more about how to become a:
We are currently not recruiting Zoo Crew Teachers for the 2015 season. Please check back in December 2015.
Zoo Crew CIT
The CIT position is a great opportunity to work with children in a fun setting. CITs also get to work on their skills in public speaking as well as working as a member of a team. This opportunity also allows teens to meet community service requirements for school and other organizations. There are also fun social opportunities to interact with teens who have similar interests.
Zoo Crew CITs support the camp counselors with all the excitement of ZooCamp. CITs help with activities, and they work with the campers in daily events. A CIT’s duties include:
- Greeting campers upon their arrival, and assisting in their departure
- Contributing to the creation and organization of activities
- Helping to supervise the campers
- Assisting counselors in all aspects of ZooCamp
- Ability to work closely with children
- Ability to work well with camp counselors and follow directions
- Must attend a working interview during February or April camp
CITs must be able to commit for at least five (5) weeks during Summer Camp, and attend either the Winter or Spring camp for training.
Download the Zoo Crew CIT application >
Application must be received by February 1st for the following summer's program.