Zoo Crew Youth Volunteers

If you (or a child of yours) is between the ages of 7th and 12th grade, and would like to volunteer for various services at the zoo – please print, fill out and return a Zoo Crew application form. You can submit your application via mail, email or simply drop it off in person. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. If you do not have access to a printer, you can pick up your copy at the Zoo!

–2024 Zoo Crew Application– click here

Note: The deadline for Zoo Crew applications is Friday, May 17 at 4:00pm. Zoo Crew volunteers assist with various education classes, Roots & Shoots service learning programs, animal outreach, special events, Zoo Crew Corner and Zookeeping. Only 40 youth will be selected. Candidates must attend a group interview.  Selected Zoo Crew must attend a training in June on either the 4th or 5th.

Mail to:

Attn: Jaime Stricker, Zoo Educator

Bramble Park Zoo

PO Box 910

Watertown, SD  57201

Email to:




Drop off:

deliver to the concession stand between 10am and 4pm daily