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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 board positions of which the Saskatoon Zoo Society relies on volunteers to donate their time and support to a worthwhile cause. Other opportunities such as interpretive and event volunteers come available from time to time. Read below for more information.

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

Upcoming Ask-Me Cart summer interpreter training session (more info below)
Monday, June 24th 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Must register by emailing your intention to attend at info@saskatoonzoosociety.ca

Summer Volunteer Opportunities 2019:

Training session for Ask-Me Cart interpreters (this involves sitting at one of our portable carts that houses biological artefacts – horns, antlers, tracks, scat, skulls, etc). This requires an individual to engage with the public and our artefacts. A good grasp of the English language is required for this position.
Requirements: 16 or older, must have a current police security check with the vulnerable sector search. The Saskatoon Zoo Society provides a letter at the training session that will enable you to get this check done at the police station free of charge.
Training session: Monday, June 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (please note, due to our busy schedule, no other training session will be offered this year)
Volunteer position duration: June 29th to the Labour Day weekend – Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays. 2- hour shifts between 10:00-Noon and 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. will be available on each weekend during the position dates. We ask that volunteers commit to at least 4 (2-hour) shifts during the summer.

The Saskatoon Zoo Society invites interested individuals to apply to become board members. Potential board members (volunteer position) are asked to submit a resume directly to board@saskatoonzoosociety.ca.  Voting takes place at the AGM which is held in March (next one: March 2020).

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

Contact:

Cathy Bartsch or Kathleen Zary

Saskatoon Zoo Society

975-3395

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

Special Event Volunteers

These are volunteers that assist with 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. No upcoming events are currently being planned by the Saskatoon Zoo Society. Typically, the Saskatoon Zoo Society assists at special events hosted by other groups at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. Watch for exciting events at the Zoo that may include Kinsmen Day at the Zoo (typically the third Friday in June and is a free-access day), Zoogala (hosted by our friends over at the Saskatoon Zoo Foundation), Boo at the Zoo (hosted by the Children’s Festival), Enchanted Forest.

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 Chair, Jeff Lindgren at board@saskatoonzoosociety.ca if you are interested in learning more about our board of directors.