Zoo Lights is closed for the season. Thank you to everyone who visited!

Volunteers help visitors enjoy a spectacular experience every night at Zoo Lights!

Volunteer shifts vary between 3 - 5 hours based on availability. Shifts are available: 

December 1 - January 8
Sunday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30 pm - 11:15 pm


  • must be 16 years of age or older 
  • must commit to at least two shifts throughout Zoo Lights
  • 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
  • must wear a Zoo Lights winter hat during your shift (to be provided)
  • must be comfortable interacting with visitors of all ages
  • must follow direction from staff and lead volunteers


  • Fire Pit Attendants
  • Visitor Services Concierge
  • Event Ambassador
  • Access Control Ambassador

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. Detailed position descriptions will be provided upon receipt of application. 


Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two shifts. Shifts vary between 3 - 5 hours based on availability.

Every shift you will receive coffee, hot chocolate, water, and pre-packaged snacks.

  • After one shift, you will receive a toque courtesy of Trans Canada Brewing Co. and a Zoo Lights sling bag.
  • After two shifts, you will receive a Zoo Lights blanket or an exclusive Zoo Lights gift.
  • After 5 shifts, you will receive six adult Zoo tickets.
  • After 10 shifts, you will receive an Assiniboine Park Conservancy gift card.
  • After 15 shifts, you will receive a one-year Zoo membership.

two volunteers at Zoo Lights

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Zoo Lights Presenting Sponsor:
Red River Co-op 

Supporting Partners: Winnipeg Airports Authority | Trans Canada Brewing Co. | Vandenbergs Fine Jewellery | Steinbach Credit Union | Bison Transport | Access Credit Union | Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature | Payworks | Lights Unlimited | Travel Manitoba 

In-Kind Partner: Prairie Mobile Communications
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