Join The AmeriCorps Crew!

Applications are live for the 2023-24 service year.

Who We Are

AmeriCorps is bringing out the best in America. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve directly with nonprofit organizations to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges. Since the program’s founding in 1994, over 1 million AmeriCorps Members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America.  These Members tackle pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.

AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their Members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce.  AmeriCorps places thousands of adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skillsearn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.  Ohio has over 1,300 local service sites and has awarded more than $118.2 million dollars in scholarships to AmeriCorps Members.

Learn more about our current 2022-23 members

Who We Serve

Each year, full-time AmeriCorps members join the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in service positions throughout the Zoo.  Members earn a living allowance, education stipend, and receive extensive training, practice, and skill building in environmental education and other fields.  AmeriCorps Members are eligible for benefits including health insurance and childcare.  Past Zoo AmeriCorps members have gone on to become full-time employees of Zoos, other non-profits, informal or formal education, corporations, and more!

Annual outcomes of this partnership will be to:

  • Bring 11,000 economically disadvantaged students to the Zoo
  • Increase the science literacy and academic engagement of 1,690 of these students
  • Engage 30 teachers in inquiry-based professional development
  • Provide STEM extracurricular programs to 10 children in need throughout the entire school year and summer
  • Increase the conservation knowledge and intent to change behavior
  • Leverage an additional 480 adult and teen volunteers to deliver environmental messaging to Zoo visitors and will address blight through the creation of healthy green spaces for people and wildlife.

Join The AmeriCorps Crew

AmeriCorps at the Cincinnati Zoo is expanding, and we are looking for positive, passionate, and progressive people to join our team.

Service Positions are available in:

Animal Excellence, Conservation Research, Conservation Projects, Education, Horticulture, Sustainability, Visitor Experience, Youth Development

Apply & Join Us Today!

What We Do