Lincoln Park Zoo--volunteer to PLAY!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2300 Cannon DriveChicago, IL 60614


Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science and conservation.

We are currently seeking PLAY ASSISTANTS!

Play Assistants help create a sensory-rich learning environment and gain personal, hands-on experience with our youngest visitors at the Farm-in-the-Zoo and Children’s Zoo. By facilitating play stations, you will help to ignite curiosity for the natural world. Ideal for applicants who have an early education background or interest, are looking to gain experience guiding play, and enjoy facilitating activities for young children and their caregivers.

To learn more about this role and all volunteer roles at the zoo, please visit


  • Child Development
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Environmental Education
  • Music Arts
  • Farming

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week
  • For full information, please visit

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