The Living Desert ZooTeen Volunteer Program

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Riverside County- RSVP and Volunteer Connect Volunteer Programs

ZooTeen commitments include but are not limited to:

  • A full year of service
  • 12 hours per month of interpretation
  • Participating in special events throughout the year
  • One week-long session of Summer Zoo Camp

**After the fulfillment of one year of service, ZooTeens who have demonstrated a strong desire to grow and lead will be invited back to continue with the second year of service in a leadership role. In this role ZooTeens expand their experience with animal handling and other roles within the program.

What do ZooTeens do?

ZooTeens receive a comprehensive education, which they share every shift. Their breadth of knowledge will span from the very perfection of a hummingbird’s wings, to our participation in Species Survival Plans, which impact endangered species around the globe. This is not all inclusive as ZooTeen grow in the program they are given more opportunities to grow and learn.

ZooTeen Commitment:

To proudly represent The Living Desert to the community and to use your time and talents to carry out the mission statement of The Living Desert: "Desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation." You have a unique opportunity to interact with the public, enabling them to appreciate desert habitats all over the world while taking in a comprehensive conservation education.

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About Riverside County- RSVP and Volunteer Connect Volunteer Programs


44-199 Monroe St., Suite B, Indio, CA 92201, US

Mission Statement

Enhance the lives of individuals through volunteer service to their community.


Are you looking to Volunteer? Interested in helping your community? If yes, send us a messege and let us find the perfect opportunity for you to volunteer.

Recruit, support, recognize and place teenagers, young adults and adults aged 55 years old and over in volunteer positions where their time, talent and experience can best benefit the community.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for your local community. To better assist you in volunteering, can you please fill out this brief application.


Thu Aug 23, 2018 - Tue Feb 25, 2020


47900 Portola AvePalm Desert, CA 92260



  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Policy
  • Aquarium Maintenance
  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Habitat Restoration


  • Teens


  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 full year service
  • Please read requirements

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