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The Saskatoon Zoo Society is not the zoo. We are a non-profit organization that conducts environmental education programs at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo and surrounding areas.  There are events  and board positions of which the Saskatoon Zoo Society relies on volunteers to donate their time and support a worthwhile cause. Continue reading this page to learn of the amazing experiences that are possible!

About Our Volunteers:

Founded in 1976, the Saskatoon Zoo Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating interest in animals, wildlife, and environmental conservation. The Society coordinates a wide variety of educational programs at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. The success of these programs is due, in no small part, to a group of dedicated volunteers.

“To all the wonderful volunteers of the Family Day (fundraiser): Thank you for providing such a wonderful day for families in Saskatoon and area. Our grandchildren still call it the Best Day Ever! Each volunteer was so patient and giving – we truly had a wonderful day. Our hats are off to you all.”
Betty-Lynn Nylen

NEW: Volunteers will be registered under the City of Saskatoon. Once they have their volunteer site up and running, volunteers will be able to apply for a variety of positions with the numerous organizations at the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. Numerous opportunities will exist to volunteer in a number of capacities. Please contact the zoo directly for more information and for an idea of when this will commence (306-975-3382)

Summer Volunteer Opportunities 2017

The Saskatoon Zoo Society requires volunteers for interpretive (non-animal contact) volunteers as well as special event volunteers and board members. Board members are asked to submit a resume directly to board@saskatoonzoosociety.ca.  If you are interested in assisting with our Zoo Run event (April 23rd) or our Family Day event (July 16), please see “Special Event” volunteer information below. More details to follow on how to register to be an interpretive volunteer.

Please contact us at the information below if you require further information.


Cathy Bartsch or Kathleen Zary

Saskatoon Zoo Society


info@saskatoonzoosociety.ca   (please put “volunteer” in the subject line)

Special Event Volunteers

These are volunteers that assist with our special events and fundraising activities.

Special Event Volunteers are assigned roles such as ticket sellers, parking attendants, food preparation and serving, activity supervisors, etc. The time commitment ranges from two to six hours per event. If you can help with an upcoming special event, give the Zoo Society a call at (306) 975-3395.

Special Events for 2017: 

Family Day at the Zoo – Sunday, July 16, 2017 (event runs 9am-4pm) Shifts will be available.
If you are interested in assisting us with this event, please contact Kathleen Zary at info@saskatoonzoosociety.ca.

Zoo Run – April 23, 2017 (event runs 9am-Noon) Volunteers are required earlier for set-up.
Please contact Greg Fenty at info@saskatoonzoosociety.ca if you are interested in assisting with this event.

There are a wide variety of smaller special event days throughout the year. These are a good area for someone who can come out on an occasional basis. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.

Other Volunteers

Board of Directors
Members are needed to fill a variety of rewarding board positions within the Society. You must be able to attend monthly meetings and be prepared to commit ten volunteer hours or more per month. Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting in March of each year. (Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and a member for a minimum of six months.)  Please contact our current President, Dawnn Wagemakers at board@saskatoonzoosociety.ca if you are interested in learning more about our board of directors.