Field Trip Specialist

Bronx Zoo Field Trip Specialists must commit to 12 hours/month, volunteering one regular weekday morning (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) each week from October through June. There is potential for additional weekend and special event hours based on availability. Applicants must be ages 18 and up, and will enjoy free admission to WCS's four zoos and the aquarium in New York. They also receive discounts at WCS gift shops.

What are some of the responsibilities?

  • Greet school groups at the Gate and escort them to their classroom
  • Support the Instructor during classes with various duties
  • Lead exhibit visits
  • Provide input for new program opportunities
  • Meet with the Instructors/Education team on a regular basis
  • Assist with future program preparations

What is the training?

To become a Field Trip Volunteer, you will need to pass an interview, successfully complete a two day training course and shadow educational programs under the guidance of our Conservation Educators.

The goals of the training program are:

  • To acquaint you with the mission of the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Education Department
  • To orient you to the facilities and policies of the Bronx Zoo
  • To help you learn about the animals and exhibits
  • To help you to feel comfortable as a member of the volunteer organization
  • To provide the skills necessary for interacting with visitors to the Zoo

The first step to becoming a Field Trip Specialist is to fill out the online application. Click on the link below and get started! We will contact you when the interview process begins. Last day to apply for the 2016-2017 Academic Year is September 2, 2016.

Volunteer Application Form

For further information contact the docent office at the Bronx Zoo at (718) 220-5141 or foz@wcs.org.

Buy tickets now and get :

  • Instant Access

    Print tickets or use your phone for entry

  • Total Experience

    Visit all exhibits and attractions*

Check out our new mobile app!

Maximize your next trip to the zoo. Check out bronxzoo.com/app on your smartphone for park maps, real-time info, and more with our new app.

Need some direction? Get park maps, real-time info, and more with our new app.

I'm in the park

Visit the in-park app experience

Need some direction? Get park maps, real-time info, and more with our new app.

I'm in the park

Get 10% off tickets*

*Discount code valid only for total experience tickets.