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Teen Volunteers

Teens: Would you like to volunteer somewhere that you can make a positive impact on animal welfare, the environment, and children? Then look no further than the Sacramento Zoo! We offer two volunteer programs for teens: zoo teens during the school year and camp counselors during the summer.

Please note that volunteering opportunities are temporarily unavailable. Please check back later. 

I am volunteering in the Zoo Teen program to learn more about various animal related careers, gain work experience, and make new friends with similar interests of mine. Through volunteering in this program, I have gained much more confidence in interacting with people of all ages and have learned the commitment and responsibility it takes to succeed in a given job or work-related activity.
Amanda Sieverts, Teen Volunteer since 2015

What is Roots & Shoots?

The Roots & Shoots Mission
To foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs and to inspire each individual to take action and make the world a better place for the environment, animals and the human community.

Program Description
Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute’s global, environmental and humanitarian program for youth. In classrooms, community-based clubs and youth groups, Roots & Shoots members plan and participate in activities and service projects that promote care and concern for animals, the environment, and the human community. Through its diverse international membership, Roots & Shoots fosters respect, understanding and exchange among individuals of different cultures and countries.