Volunteers

Apply Now! We are accepting applications for Adult Volunteers and Zoo Camp Crew.

The application deadline for general volunteer opportunities for adults is May 31.
The application deadline for Zoo Camp Crew is June 15.


In 2017, volunteers contributed over 41,000 hours of service at the Park and Zoo. Volunteers come from all walks of life and enjoy rewarding volunteer experiences that recognize their unique skills and interests. We offer flexible schedules, comprehensive and ongoing training, and a welcoming environment that recognizes the essential role volunteers play in our organization.

VOLUNTEERS WILL:
  • learn new skills
  • meet new people
  • support a wide range of activities
  • contribute to the exciting growth at Assiniboine Park and Zoo
VOLUNTEERS DO NOT:
  • feed or handle  animals
  • work with plants
VOLUNTEERS MUST:
  • make a long-term commitment - we do not offer one-time or short-term opportunities
  • be prepared to walk and stand outdoors (accommodations can be made - our Zoo is mobility aid friendly)
  • be 16+ years of age (EXCEPTION: Zoo Camp Crew volunteers may be 14 - 18 years of age. Click here to learn more.)
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT VOLUNTEER ROLES AND OPPORTUNITIES.


MANDATORY INFORMATION SESSIONS

All general volunteer applicants must attend an information session at the Zoo on one of the following dates. Additional information will be forwarded to you by email upon receipt of your application. If you cannot make it to any sessions, we ask that you please not apply at this time. Please note: Zoo Camp Crew applicants will be asked to attend separate information sessions.

  • Information Session Dates
    
APPLY NOW - GENERAL OPPORTUNITIES 
(Deadline - May 31)
  
APPLY NOW - ZOO CAMP CREW 
(Deadline - June 15)

SPECIAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ZOO CAMP CREW  is a unique, seasonal opportunity for youth age 14 to 18 to earn community service hours while working with children attending our summer Zoo Camp under the direction of our Education team. LEARN MORE.

CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 
are available for students pursuing college or university training in social or natural sciences of other related fields. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have easy access to a computer and/or smart phone. LEARN MORE.
 

GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES are available on a limited basis for businesses, schools and community organizations. Volunteers must be 16+ years of age. We require at least one adult volunteer chaperone for every 10 volunteers between 16 and 18 years of age. Requests must be received at least 30 days in advance. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

CONTACT VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 
(204) 927-6074 | volunteer@assiniboinepark.ca    

  • Volunteer Interaction - 28
  • Volunteer Interaction - 7
  • 2017_08_27 Bev H. & Jon M. Butterfly Safari (2)
  • 2017_07_21 Mike S. & Brian S. Craft Table Zookeeper Week
  • 2017_09_01 Blair M. & Jackie R. Interpreter (2)
  • Volunteer Interaction - 2
  • 2017_10_04 Ben T. MPR Pumpkin Face Painting (2)
  • 2017-08-19 Laverne D. By Earth Dens (5)
  • Volunteer Interpreter
  • Community Engagement Support
  • Robert Garden
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