Brookfield Zoo

Z began her experiences with Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo in spring of 2010. She moved from a youth volunteer, to paid employee, and has spoken about her experiences for the Cook County Forest Preserve District budget hearing, at staff meetings, and fundraising events.

youth volunteer

When Z’s mom inquired about the Youth Volunteer Corps program at Brookfield Zoo in 2009, she had no idea the journey and growth that lay ahead of her daughter in the years that followed. Z started in the program in 2010 and served as a volunteer for four years. In that time, she volunteered over… Continue reading youth volunteer