Saginaw Children's Zoo

Thank you for your interest in making YOUR Zoo bigger and better than ever!

We would love to have you volunteer with us at the Saginaw Children's Zoo! At the Children's Zoo, we have many exciting opportunities for you to give back to your community. With varying levels of responsibility and time commitment, there is something for EVERYONE to do!

Zoo Crew Program

The Saginaw Children’s Zoo provides a unique opportunity for teens to volunteer in the community in a fun, safe environment.  Spend your summer learning job-applicable skills, make new friends, earn community service hours for school, and more as a part of Zoo Crew!

Use this application for Zoo Crew & Zoo Crew Leaders.

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Adult Volunteer Program 

Our Adult Volunteer Program accepts volunteers over 18 years of age who are interested in volunteering with us throughout the year.  These dedicated, passionate members of our community will have the opportunity to assist with community gardens, grounds maintenance, Carousel and Train rides, unique conservation projects, special events, and/or community outreach events!  Do you have skills, abilities, or time that you'd like to donate?  There's always something to do at the zoo!

Use this application for Adult Core, Adult Casual, Adopt-a-Gardens, and Group Volunteers.

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Internship Programs

Our internship programs provide hands-on, real world experience for individuals pursuing careers in a related field. While our internships are unpaid, they offer long-term, intensive working experiences that relate directly with your preferred course of study.  Upon completion of internships, we are more than happy to offer appropriate recommendations and advice.

Use this application for Internships and Externships.

*COVID-19 Update! Due to the current pandemic the internship program is currently on hold until further notice.  Applications will be held until a decision is made about our season and volunteers. Thank you for your patience and understanding - Zoo Management

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Our Mission and Vision

Our mission at the Saginaw Children's Zoo is to be a champion for animals and children by creating extraordinary experiences for all!

Our hope is to be the BEST little Zoo in Michigan.