Zoo Crew Application 2019

Thank you for your interest in the Zoo Crew program! The 2019 application is now open. Zoo Crew is a three-week summer service learning and volunteer training program for 14-17 year-old students with an interest in animals, conservation, and leadership. Applications are due no later than April 30th. For details about the program, please read the information packet below.

Zoo Crew Information Packet

The reference form will be attached in your confirmation email after you submit this application. Please forward the form to a teacher, as well as one other unrelated adult who can speak to why you’d be a good fit for Zoo Crew (this can be another teacher).

Zoo Crew Reference Form

Contact Information

Teen First Name
Teen Last Name
Nickname (if applicable)
Street Address
Teen Email (Primary communication)
Home Phone Number
Cell Phone Number
I am applying for:

This program is 12 days long, Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. By checking this box, you are confirming that you are available to attend every day during the duration of your session.

Please let us know your dates of planned summer vacations, weddings, or other pre-planned activities:

Guardian Information

Parent/Guardian Full Name
Parent/Guardian Email
Parent/Guardian Phone
Second Parent/Guardian Full Name
Second Parent/Guardian Email
Second Parent/Guardian Phone

School Information

Name of school currently attending
Name of school attending this fall (if different)
Teen Date of Birth
Current Grade Level
Please upload report card here (PDF or picture of document):

Additional Information

1. Have you attended any of the following programs at the Zoo? (Check all that apply)

2. Were you a Special Event Volunteer at: (Check all that apply)

If other event, which?

3. Have you applied to Zoo Crew in the past?

If yes, when?

4. How did you hear about Zoo Crew?

What was the name of the staff member or volunteer?
If other, how did you hear about us?

5. Do you hope to stay on as a volunteer year round?

6. Will you require any special accommodations or supportive services to successfully complete Zoo Crew? (Please include any allergies or relevant medical conditions.)

For Parents/Guardians

If accepted, a $150 registration/materials fee for Zoo Crew will be due at orientation. This fee is waived for Baltimore City’s public school students (enrolled now and in fall 2019), the Zoo’s neighbors (residents of the 21211, 21215, 21216, and 21217 zip codes), as well as any student who qualifies for free or reduced lunch.

Electronic signature of parent/guardian:

Please Type Full Name

If the registration fee presents hardship but you do not qualify for free or reduced lunch, please skip this section and email zoocrew@marylandzoo.org to request a fee waiver.


Please complete these questions in one sitting, your answers will not be saved if you redirect or close this page prior to submission. We recommend taking your time when answering — typing out your answers in a separate document first could be helpful.

1. What interests you about the Zoo Crew Program? How would becoming a member of Zoo Crew fit into your education, life and/or career goals? (approx. 150-250 words)

2. What activities and hobbies are you involved with both in school and away from school?

3. Why do you think zoos are important? (approx. 150-250 words)

4. What role do you usually play when you work as part of a team? Please share a time that acting in this role helped your team succeed. (approx. 150-250 words)

By checking this box, I verify that I have completed the above application independently and confirm that all written work is my own.

Questions? Please contact the Volunteer Office at volunteers@marylandzoo.org or call 443-552-5266.