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 continually growing 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.”
Volunteer Interpreters work directly with the public at informative displays of animal biofacts such as tracks, horns, antlers, feathers etc. Contact with the animal collection is limited to permanent education staff and zookeepers*. Volunteers work in an interpretive capacity only. Volunteers must be fluent in English and must be willing to speak in front of the public. Fluency in French or other languages is a definite asset.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age (youth ages 14 – 15 will be considered on a case-by-case basis) with an interest in the environment and education. We also require a Criminal Record Check with the Vulnerable Sector Search (cost is covered by the Society, details will be given at the information session).
*Because we, the Saskatoon Zoo Society, are not directly employed by the City of Saskatoon (that operates the Zoo), we do not have volunteer positions that work directly with the animals at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. The City of Saskatoon is looking at ways to allow limited animal contact with specified species for our team of dedicated volunteers.