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Prospect Park Zoo450 Flatbush Ave.Brooklyn, NY 11225


Prospect Park Zoo Adult Volunteer Specialties. There's something for everyone!
Note that we are currently looking for volunteers to become Play Partners or Education Assistants for weekday volunteering during Spring 2018.

WCS Now Interpreter - lead hands on activities and WCS conservation actions at various areas of the park. Strong improvisation skills with a flair for the theatrical needed. Interpreters can also train to narrate daily sea lion feedings (Three 4 hour shifts a month minimum)

Expedition Leader-lead inquiry-based explorations of the zoo with groups and families. Bring your passion to exploring the zoo. (As needed, three 4 hour shifts a month minimum)

Play Partner- interact with children and their caregivers in the Discovery Center and at our outdoor Nature Playscape. If you love playing, being outside and having dirt under your fingernails, consider this specialty. (Two 5 hour shifts a month minimum, weekends only)

Education Assistant- help with our weekday education classes and camps. Bring your love of teaching and learning to our programs. (As needed - two 4 hours shifts a month minimum).

Special Events Support- help with fun events. A chance to get your feet wet in the world of volunteering- (sporadic one or two day events)


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Environmental Education
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1/2 day per week for most Specialties
  • On-line application at http://prospectparkzoo.com/volunteering

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