Current Volunteer Opportunities
With more than 300 of acres of greenspace, gardens, and attractions from A to Zoo, there’s no shortage of volunteer opportunities at Assiniboine Park. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and work hand in hand with staff to preserve, protect and enrich the Park’s cherished character for the benefit of all citizens.
Current volunteer opportunities are listed below. Click here for general volunteer information.
Student Volunteers - Summer 2013 - Apply Today!
We are pleased to announce an exciting volunteer opportunity for students 16 years of age or older (as of December 31st, 2013). This summer we are conducting visitor surveys in the Zoo to help us better understand and meet the needs of local visitors and tourists. Students, under the supervision of a staff coordinator, will greet Zoo visitors and conduct a brief survey using a standard set of questions on an iPad. Three hour shifts are available at 9am, 12pm and 3pm daily. Volunteers will be asked to donate a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service though they may sign up for more. This is a perfect opportunity to earn their 40 hour volunteer credit right before the new school year starts.
Park & Zoo Visitor Experience - Apply Today!
GOODWILL AMBASSADORS are friendly volunteers who are visible in all areas of the Park and Zoo. They provide interesting news of the day to visitors, help people find their way and share information on Park and Zoo attractions, services and events. In the Zoo, Goodwill Ambassadors can opt to specialize at interpretive stations, helping visitors learn more about the animals and buildings at Toucan Ridge, the Kinsman Discover Centre, Big Cat exhibits and more! Specialized training is required to work in the Zoo.
TRAM TOUR GUIDES are volunteers who make getting around the Zoo easier in a colourful 42-seat tram. The Tram Tour Guides point out interesting attractions, share scripted, educational information and function as both a tour guide and interpretive volunteer. The Tram Tour Guide works in partnership with the tram drivers, who are trained Assiniboine Park Conservancy staff members themselves, to deliver an enriching, informative and interactive Zoo experience.
DOUBLE DECKER BUS TOUR GUIDES make getting around the Park easier, providing free “jump on jump off” transportation for visitors throughout the spring and summer months on a route throughout Assiniboine Park with stops at all major destinations including the Conservatory, Pavilion, Qualico Family Centre and new Zoo entrance at 2595 Roblin Blvd. The Domo Double Decker Bus Tour Guides assist visitors on and off the bus, greet visitors at bus stops, communicate with the driver and points out interesting attractions.
Programming & Education - Apply Today!
Helping out with preschool programs and children’s camps in the Park and Zoo, PROGRAMMING ASSISTANTS lend a hand with class preparations and support program delivery.