It’s great that you’d like to volunteer! Perhaps you and your parents can research other places in your area that accept young volunteers. For example, you might look into local animal shelters or wildlife sanctuaries. Offering to pet-sit for your family and friends would be another good way to work with animals. Spending time with dogs, cats, and other pets will help you gain important experience, and before you know it, you’ll be old enough to volunteer at the zoo.
Art by: Jenny Campbell