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Position: Toronto Zoo Year Round Volunteer
Organization: Toronto Zoo
Location: Toronto Zoo, GTA, Ontario

Join Toronto Zoo’s diverse team of active and outgoing adult Volunteers creating champions for wildlife!

CONNECT students and families to nature at interactive activity stations and with guided tours
ENHANCE Zoo visitors’ experiences with information and directions
SHARE your people skills | REDISCOVER the natural world
LEARN something new | ENJOY a flexible commitment

Weekday Volunteers link students to real-world learning in the Zoo’s living classroom by leading curriculum-based school tours on the Zoo site.

Parlez-vous Français? We also need fluent French speakers to lead school tours for French-immersion classes.

Weekend Volunteers connect kids and adults to nature at interactive activity stations throughout the Zoo and create champions for wildlife at special events.

Requirements & Perks:

  • Flexible commitment of 2 to 4 shifts per month (min 75 hours per yr. for 2 yrs.)
  • 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: 42359       Date posted to Aug 25 2017

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