Butterfly Pavilion Summer Teen Volunteer Program!

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Butterfly Pavilion


Summer Teen Volunteers learn about our awesome invertebrate animals, provide hands-on exhibit interpretation, and engage with our guests.

Summer teen volunteers must be friendly, curious, and able to enthusiastically interact with Butterfly Pavilion guests of all ages and diverse backgrounds. The Summer Teen Program is designed for those with an interest in invertebrate animals, global conservation issues, and/or education. Summer teens will gain valuable science-related and work experience through their volunteer service and will complete an independent project to present at the end of the summer.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be at least age 14 and in or entering high school in fall.
  • Must be able to attend required training (June 2, 2020, 9 AM-4:30 PM) and poster presentation session (August 4, 2020, 5-6:30 PM).
  • Must be able to commit to a schedule of one full day or two half-days of volunteer service per week during the summer.

During the Program, Summer Teen Volunteers will:

  • Learn all about invertebrate animals and their habitats
  • Understand global conservation threats and how you can positively impact the future of these species
  • Interact with our guests of all ages, providing interpretation at a variety of interactive discovery stations.
  • Develop professional communication skills
  • Gain work experience working independently and as part of a professional team
  • Help with special events and programs, such as: outdoors projects, working with children, camps
  • Work independently to create a presentation about a favorite volunteer activity or learning experience during your summer. At the end of the summer, present a poster to staff, volunteers, and special guests - parents and family invited!

Apply by April 30th, 2020: Complete our online application and submit 1 letter of recommendation. Visit butterflies.org/participate/volunteer/summer-teen-volunteer-program/ to learn more and apply!Please note that applications will be evaluated and the most qualified candidates will be chosen for interviews. All applicants will be contacted.

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About Butterfly Pavilion


6252 West 104th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80020, US

Mission Statement

Butterfly Pavilion exists to foster an appreciation of invertebrates by educating the public about the need to protect and care for threatened habitats globally, while conducting research for solutions in invertebrate conservation.


Butterfly Pavilion is the first stand-alone, Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited non-profit invertebrate zoo in the world and a leader in invertebrate knowledge, inspiration and connection. Whether it is providing unique, hands-on learning experiences in our exhibits and educational programs, conducting new research that sets the standard for zoos across the country or building innovative solutions for species and habitat conservation in countries around the world, Butterfly Pavilion is leading the way in ensuring invertebrates are protected for the future.


Tue Jun 02, 2020 - Tue Aug 04, 2020
08:45 AM - 05:15 PM  


6252 West 104th AvenueWestminster, CO 80020



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Environmental Education
  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Environmental Science
  • Customer Service


  • Teens


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 60 hours between Jun 2 & Aug 4. ***MUST be able to attend training on Tuesday, June 2, 9:00am - 5:00pm.***

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