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Prospect Park Zoo Education Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: Prospect Park Zoo/Widlife Conservation Society

  • 17 people are interested
Education Assistant

Adult volunteers at the Prospect Park Zoo work within the Education Department to engage zoo visitors in many different and exciting ways. Our volunteers strive to inspire a passion for wildlife and nature, cultivate scientific curiosity, and encourage conservation action in visitors of all ages.

Education Assistant

Assist Conservation Educators during our Education Classes, Family Programs, Outdoor Adventures, Nature Play activities, and weekend Birthday Parties. Bring your love of teaching and learning to our programs! Education Assistants sign up for shifts on an as-needed basis. Volunteer throughout the year or for just a season.

This is the perfect position for those that love working with children, or who are interested in the Education field.

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About Prospect Park Zoo/Widlife Conservation Society


450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225, US

Mission Statement

The Wildlife Conservation Society uniquely combines the resources of wildlife parks in New York with field projects around the globe to inspire care for nature, provide leadership in environmental education, and help sustain our planet's biological diversity.


The basic function of the volunteer program is to educate and inform visitors regarding the Prospect Park Zoo's exhibits and programs. Because of its small size, the PPZ Education Department could not possibly reach the large numbers of people who visit the zoo without the assistance of volunteers. For many visitors, a volunteer will be the only PPZ/WCS representative they encounter. A second function of the program, therefore, is to continue the public impression of the PPZ as a well-run organization, staffed by competent, helpful and courteous people.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Animals, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


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Prospect Park Zoo450 Flatbush Ave.Brooklyn, NY 11225



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Environmental Education
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Storytelling


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • The time commitment varies. Volunteers can sign up to assist with programs on an as-needed basis. Education Assistants are asked to volunteer a season or more.
  • As of the NYC Mandate that was put into effect 13, September 2021, all employees, interns and volunteers in our park must be fully vaccinated.

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