Volunteer Opportunities

Please note: all volunteers must present valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  

Opportunities for Adults

Opportunities for Adults - Ambassador


All volunteers begin as Park and Zoo ambassadors. In this role, volunteers greet and welcome visitors as they explore the Zoo, provide information and directions, and share the news of the day regarding special events and activities. Ambassadors also support the delivery of special events at the Zoo, such as Polar Bear Day and have the opportunity to support daily Park and Zoo operations in a variety of roles.

Experienced volunteers will have the first opportunity to volunteer at The Leaf, opening in late 2022. New volunteers must train as ambassadors with our team at the Zoo in 2022 in order to be considered for the first group of ambassadors at The Leaf.

As ambassadors for the Park and Zoo, volunteers enrich the visitor experience by:

  • providing a welcoming environment for visitors
  • answering questions, providing directions, and sharing news about the Park and Zoo
  • relaying visitor feedback and comments to Park and Zoo staff

Apply to Become an Ambassador

Opportunities for Adults - Engagement Ambassador

Engagement Ambassador

If you are outgoing and love making facts “come alive” for an audience, we need you on our team. Using friendly inquiring techniques and tools, engagement ambassadors interact with adults and children throughout the Zoo and at The Leaf, sharing information about our animals and plants and inspiring a connection to the environment and conservation. Additional training is required.

Through conversation and storytelling, engagement ambassadors enhance the visitor experience by:

  • promoting an appreciation of our animals and their environments
  • inspiring a connection to the environment and conservation
Opportunities for Adults - Visitor Services Concierge

Visitor Services Concierge

Concierge volunteers assist the Visitor Services team at the Zoo entrance in this high energy position. They guide visitors from around the world and close to home, answer questions, and keep the lineups moving.

Concierge volunteers enhance the visitor experience by:

  • providing line support and guiding visitors through the use of self-service ticket kiosks
  • answering questions, providing directions and highlighting key attractions and experiences
  • helping visitors plan and make the most out of their Zoo visit
Opportunities for Adults - Animal Care Workforce Volunteers

Animal Care Workforce Volunteers

Do you have experience working with animals or studying for an animal related or conservation career? If yes, the Animal Care Workforce Volunteer position might be right for you! Our volunteer workforce will assist us in creating a place where people experience the wonders of nature in a way that inspires them to conserve it for the future. If you have an interest in spending quality time at Assiniboine Park Conservancy and supporting our staff in their daily tasks, we invite you to join our dedicated workforce volunteers.

We are currently not accepting applications for Animal Care Workforce Volunteers. 

Opportunities for Teens

 - Zoo Camp Crew

Zoo Camp Crew

This is a unique opportunity for youth age 14 to 18 to earn community service hours while working with 4 to 12 year old children under the direction of our Education team. The Zoo Camp Crew supports camp staff as campers participate in a variety of activities and explore the Zoo and Park. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 40 hours served in one week blocks in July and August (weekdays only). Special fast track orientation and training provided.

The Zoo Camp Crew enhance the camp experience by:

  • entertaining campers during free time and befriending individual campers as needed
  • setting a positive example and fostering an appreciation of nature
  • assisting staff with set-up, take-down, and clean-up during camp activities

Apply to Become a Zoo Camp Crew Volunteer

 - Teen Zoo Ambassador

Teen Zoo Ambassador

This opportunity is for youth ages 14-18 looking to earn community service hours while working with zoo visitors. Teen Zoo Ambassadors greet visitors, provide directions, help create a welcoming environment in the zoo, and more! This opportunity requires a commitment of a minimum of one volunteer shift per week for the months of July & August.

As ambassadors for the Zoo, volunteers enrich the visitor experience by:

  • providing a welcoming environment for visitors
  • answering questions, providing directions, and sharing news about the Park and Zoo
  • relaying visitor feedback and comments to Park and Zoo staff

Apply to Become a Teen Zoo Ambassador

More Opportunities

 - Special Events

Special Events

Special Events Volunteers support special events in both the Park and Zoo throughout the year including Zoo Lights and Boo at the Zoo! Recruitment for special event volunteers will occur in the lead up to such events. We are not currently recruiting special event volunteers – please check back seasonally!

 - Conservation Volunteer Opportunities

Conservation Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in wildlife biology and conducting research? Do you want to develop skills and gain experience? These 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 Volunteering

Group Volunteering

Businesses, schools and community organizations of 5 – 15 people are welcome to apply for the opportunity to come out and help beautify the park. We supply the equipment and you supply the people power to pick up litter throughout the park. Volunteers must be 14+ years of age. We require at least one adult volunteer chaperone for every 10 volunteers between 14 and 18 years of age. Request must be received at least 30 days in advance. Click here to learn more.

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