2017 Z-TEAM Session Dates:
Session 1: 6/5 – 6/16/17
Session 2: 6/19 – 6/30/17
Session 3: 7/3 – 7/14/17
Session 4: 7/17 – 7/28/17
Is there a fee?
The Z-Team Program Fee is $59 and is due at time of training. Please do not send fee with your application. This fee helps cover the cost of curriculum materials, uniforms, and the Z-TEAM Instructor.
A limited number of scholarships are available for those demonstrating financial need. Download a Financial Aid Request Form or contact the Volunteer Manager at 260-427-6828 for information.
Apply to be a Z-TEAM Teen Volunteer
Ready to take the next step? Great! Here’s how to apply:
Read the information above to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements.
Talk with your family to choose the Session(s) that you are available. You will be expected to attend each day of your session Monday – Friday. Mark your session preference on the application and please list all sessions for which you are available.
Complete an application online. The application deadline has passed for the 2017 season.
If this is your first year in the program, you must submit a recommendation. Give the form to a person age 18 or older who is not related to you. A teacher, coach, employer, or family friend would be a good choice. Ask them to complete the form and return it to the zoo by the application deadline. Participants returning for their 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th year do not need to obtain a recommendation.
Download and print a Recommendation Form, get it filled out and send it to us at:
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
Attn: Volunteer Manager
3411 Sherman Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Or fax to the attention of the Volunteer Manager at (260) 427-6820
How will Z-TEAM volunteers be chosen?
This program is competitive. Applicants are selected based on their timely completion of application materials, program experience, and availability.
What happens next?
After March 31, we will mail you a letter stating whether you’ve been selected for the program. If selected, we’ll tell you which session and position you are assigned.
1st and 2nd year participants are assigned a position while returning 3rd, 4th, and 5th year participants are awarded their 1st or 2nd preference. In the letter, you’ll also find out about training sessions and events.
Want more information?
Contact the Volunteer Office at 260-427-6828 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Z-TEAM Volunteers: Click here to log in to our online scheduling system