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Teen Volunteers

Columbus Zoo's ZooAide Program

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s ZooAide program is comprised of teens who demonstrate natural leadership skills, a comprehensive knowledge of animals and a high degree of professionalism and emotional maturity. Designed for teens, aged 13-17, the ZooAide program offers a unique look at the different aspects available to those interested in pursuing opportunities in a conservation field. Because of health and safety reasons, direct animal contact is minimal. An emphasis is place upon the customer service side of the zoo and aquarium careers. Teens assist with over twenty jobs around the Zoo.
We are no longer taking volunteer applications for the 2014 ZooAide season.  ZooAide  volunteer applications for 2015 will be posted in early 2015.
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