Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Camp Volunteer

Volunteers aged 14 and up assist with our summer camp groups. ​ They help organize games, engage campers (ages 6-12), and assist educators as needed!

Applications are due May 10th, 2024.

Summer Camp Volunteer Application

Teen Junior Docent Program

Highschool students partake in citizen science projects, participate in conservation efforts, learn about wildlife, and hone their public speaking skills. As a Jr. Docent you will take the knowledge and skills that you learn through training sessions to station around the zoo and educate visitors. In addition to talking with the public, Jr. Docents will also learn about local wildlife and help restore habitats. Training/conservation projects will take place one Sunday a month from September-May. Applications must be submitted by September 15th.

 Teen Jr. Docent Application

Docent Program

Docents are dedicated volunteers who serve as educators and interpreters throughout the Zoo. In addition, they provide tours and assist with a variety of educational programs both inside the Zoo and in the local community all year long. Docents commit to three training sessions and at least four hours of volunteering a month. Applications are due by February 9th, 2024.

 Docent Application


Contact Melissa Czinn - Camp Director



Contact Us

 Bergen County Zoo

Phone: 201-634-3100

 Bergen County Department of Parks

One Bergen County Plaza • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7275