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Position: Toronto Zoo Panda Ambassador
Organization: Toronto Zoo
Location: Toronto Zoo, GTA, Ontario

Join our team of Panda Ambassador Volunteers, educating and inspiring visitors and promoting Giant Panda conservation. Panda Ambassadors interact and inspire Zoo visitors with fun activities at our Giant Panda Interpretive Centre. They also provide information and directions at our wayfinding stations. This opportunity is for people aged 16 and over.

Minimum commitment for this program is 50 volunteer hours in a 6-month term (October 1 to March 31). A mandatory two-day training session is provided.


  • Enthusiastic and friendly.
  • Organized with the ability to follow direction well.
  • Appreciation for wildlife and nature and the desire to learn more.
  • Reliable.
  • 6-month renewable commitment (May 1 to October 31 and/or November 1 to April 30), providing at least 50 hours of Volunteer work (a minimum of one shift in a two-week period).
  • Weekday and weekend, morning and afternoon shifts are available.
  • Good verbal communication skills in English.
  • Volunteers select their own preferred day(s) on which to complete their duties.

Training is provided.

No contact with our plants or animals.

Zoo Volunteers receive free admission for themselves and a guest as well as free Zoomobile rides and a discount at the Zoo shop.

Successful applicants for this and all Zoo Volunteer opportunities are required to obtain a satisfactory Police Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector search at their own expense before carrying out any Volunteer duties.

Toronto Zoo is accessible and welcomes Volunteers of all physical abilities. Volunteers must be able to move themselves throughout the Zoo’s large site.

Please Apply By:
Friday, September 15, 2017

Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview after this date.

Please return completed application form, along with your resume* to:

Toronto Zoo - Volunteer Services
361A Old Finch Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M1B 5K7
Fax: (416) 392-5948
Email: tzvolunteers mask*

Applications are available at:

Applications are due Friday, September 15, 2017

Suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview after that date. Notification regarding interviews and acceptance into the program will be done by email. Please ensure a current email address has been provided.

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GoodWork ID: 42360       Date posted to Aug 24 2017

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