Volunteer recruitment is now closed. 

Volunteers help visitors enjoy a magical, family-friendly experience at Boo at the Zoo. 
They are essential members of our event team!

October 6 - 29

Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Shift lengths, as well as start and end times will vary by role. 

Volunteer Requirements


  • must be 18 years of age or older
  • must commit to at least two shifts throughout Boo at the Zoo
  • must be able to spend extended periods of time outdoors in all kinds of weather
  • must be able to move around easily outdoors either on foot or with the use of mobility aids
  • are encouraged to wear family-friendly Halloween costumes
  • must be comfortable interacting with visitors of all ages
  • must follow direction from staff and lead volunteers
  • must complete a short online training module

General Volunteer Positions

The following positions are suitable for all volunteers:

  • Visitor Services Concierge
  • Event Ambassadors
  • Access Control Ambassadors
  • Games Hosts

All positions require volunteers to spend time outdoors and have great communication skills. We will make an effort to assign tasks you prefer. However, a certain degree of flexibility is required.

Volunteer schedules are subject to change. Position descriptions and a list of tasks will be provided upon receipt of application. The opportunity to sign up for shifts will be provided upon completion of the online training module.

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two shifts. All shifts are approximately 5 hours long (with breaks).

For every shift, you will receive:

  • Coffee, hot chocolate, water, and prepackaged snacks
  • At your first shift, you will receive a Boo at the Zoo branded souvenir.
  • After 2 shifts, your will receive a surprise Boo at the Zoo gift
  • After 5 shifts, you will receive six (6) adult Zoo tickets
  • After 10 shifts, you will receive an exclusive Boo at the Zoo backpack
  • After 15 shifts, you will receive a one-year Zoo membership

Remember, the more you volunteer, the greater the rewards!

Boo at the Zoo volunteer posing on a pathway

Boo at the Zoo volunteer in costume poses in front of a Ferris wheel

Boo at the Zoo Presenting Sponsor: Access Credit Union

Supporting Partners: Recycle Everywhere | Terracon Development Ltd. | The Keg Steakhouse + Bar | Trans Canada Brewing Co. | Payworks | CIBC

In-Kind Partners: Prairie Mobile Communications | Spirit Halloween | Lawson Sales Ltd.

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