Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in serving the Chicago Zoological Society at Brookfield Zoo as a volunteer. Feel free to submit your application online below. Thank you for your support of Brookfield Zoo!

Please complete this form and click the "Submit" button below.

Or, complete the form, print it out and mail it to:
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Rd.
Brookfield, IL 60513
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Are you age 13 or over?

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Are you over the age of 18?

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I certify that the answers provided by me on this volunteer application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any omission or misstatement may result in the withdrawal of my volunteer application or, if I am accepted into the CZS Volunteer Program, in the termination of my volunteer assignment at any time. I authorize the investigation of all information I have provided in this application, on my resume (if provided), and/or any information provided by me, including information provided during any interview, as the Chicago Zoological Society may deem necessary to make a decision related to my acceptance into the CZS Volunteer Program. I also authorize any previous employer or references to release to the Society any and all information concerning my work history and background, including, but not limited to information regarding my performance, disciplinary and attendance records, wage and salary information, etc. to consider my application for the CZS Volunteer Program. I also hereby consent to a complete background check, including but not limited to a criminal background check. If I am accepted into the CZS Volunteer Program, I agree to abide by all current and subsequently issued rules and policies of the Society. I understand the Society shall be entitled, without further consent, to use in any manner any picture, audio, or video recording of me or my voice in association with my volunteer assignment if accepted into the CZS Volunteer Program. I also authorize and assign to the Society all rights, interest, and copyright to any work that I may produce or create in association with my volunteer assignment. I understand that either party may terminate the volunteer relationship at any time, for any reason or no reason, with or without notice. I also acknowledge that the acceptance of this application does not constitute an offer or contract of employment and that no representative of the Society, other than its President/CEO, has any authority to enter into any agreement of employment for any specified period of time or to make any agreement to the contrary. Any offer of a volunteer assignment made by the Society may be withdrawn and a volunteer assignment with the Society may be terminated without any obligation or liability.


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