Please fill out this form completely. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Jess Greensmith at greensmithj@si.edu or Natalie Sutton at suttonn@si.edu. .

If you volunteered at the Zoo anytime in the last six years, your information is most likely already in our system! You may log into your existing account  here  Please use the Forgot password link to get a temporary password that will allow you to log in.
New User Details
Please answer each question completely and in your own words.
Name
Class aides must be between the ages of 13 and 17. Kid's Farm Teen Volunteers must be between the ages of 14 and 17.  If you turn 18 on or before August 16, 2019, you are not eligible to volunteer.

Medical and Health Information (the following fields are required)

Please provide complete answers including descriptions of medication, past treatments, and any special restrictions our staff should know about while you are at the zoo. Please write N/A or NONE if not applicable.

*if you have not been fully immunized for religious or other reasons, please ask your parents to type their full name in the field above to indicate they understand and accept the risks to you while you are volunteering.
Please provide two emergency contacts (name, relationship, email and phone numbers).
Your emergency contact will be notified in the case of a medical emergency involving you. In the event that your emergency contact cannot be reached, your parent or guardian must authorize the calling of a doctor and the providing of necessary medical services in the event you are injured or become ill. Please ask your parent or guardian to sign below to indicate FONZ staff have permission to provide routine healthcare, dispense approved medications, and seek emergency treatments if necessary. Please ask your parent or guardian to write their name here to indicate their understanding and approval.

Please provide information for two non-related adult references using the links below.
Class Aide Volunteers: please ask your references to use this link to complete your reference form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018sdcclassaide

 

Kids' Farm Volunteers: please ask your references to use this link to complete your reference form:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KFTreference2019

The link can also be found on the FONZ website: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/Support/Volunteer/Teens/
We will not contact these references unless we have a question about their reference form.

Essay Section: Please take the time to fully answer each of the following questions in your own words.
Which weeks are you available? Please check all that apply
How will you be getting to the zoo for your volunteer work? Please select your commute option from the list below. If you will be dropped off and picked up by a driver, please provide their contact information as well.

Please answer the following questions if you are applying as a Kid's Farm Volunteer Candidate.
New volunteers are required to work two weeks. Returning volunteers are required to work a minimum of three weeks.
Please answer the following questions if you are applying as a Safari Day Camp Class Aide
Junior Class Aides (ages 13-15) are required to work two weeks. Senior Class Aides (ages 16-17) are required to work a minimum of three weeks. Summer Safari Day Camp runs from June 24th - August 16th, 2019.
What age group would you prefer to work with? Check all that apply (please keep in mind that you may not get your first choice)