Chehaw is a community of animals, staff, and volunteers. Volunteers work all over the Park, Zoo, and beyond. Benefits of being a Chehaw volunteer include free admission for some positions, acquiring new skills, and having fun working with great animals, staff, and other volunteers! Choose a program!

Junior Zookeeper Volunteering at Chehaw Park

Chehaw also has a program for those younger than 18 years of age who wish to volunteer. Junior Zookeepers are youth volunteers (13-17 years old) who are interested in volunteering as camp counselors, exhibit hosts, and animal care volunteers. This program is especially great for teens who are not only interested in animals, but those who may be interested in a career in Education. Junior Zookeepers will also participate in a short interview with a member of the Education Staff. Accepted applicants will be expected to attend these mandatory training dates, unless previously excused by Education staff.

            Jr. Zookeeper Dues

  • $75 – First Year (includes 2 t-shirts and a water bottle)
  • $50- Second – Fifth Year

            Training Dates:

  • Training for Second- Fifth years, February 23 and June 15 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Training for First Years, March 17 and May 25, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Junior Zookeeper Application

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?