How your donations help us.
EducationThe majority of the Saskatoon Zoo Society’s efforts are environmental education programs. We deliver curriculum-connected school programs and a variety of week-long and day camps.
Care of AnimalsThe Saskatoon Zoo Society gives back to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo to help improve the lives of the animals at the Zoo. Your Adopt-a-Critter donations assist us in this area.
Research & ConservationThe Saskatoon Zoo Society partners with the Saskatoon Nature Society to gather information on the status of several of our Saskatchewan species. You can get involved by participating in Citizen Scientist research through our Young Naturalists Programs.
As a non-profit, registered charity, the Saskatoon Zoo Society relies on the generosity of our members, individuals, corporations, foundations, and all three levels of government to support our programs and facilities. These include our numerous education programs and our ability to improve the animals’ quality of life at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo.
Donations to the Saskatoon Zoo Society can be made in a variety of ways; from annual gifts to Memberships and Adopt-a-Critter purchases, there are many ways you can show you care!
All donations of $10.00 or more will be issued a charitable tax receipt. The Saskatoon Zoo Society is a charitable organization that relies on the generosity of all its donors.
Please consider making a donation today!
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With the Saskatoon Zoo Society
The Saskatoon Zoo Society is a non-profit charitable organization that conducts environmental education programs at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. There are board positions within the Saskatoon Zoo Society that rely on volunteers donating their time and support to a worthwhile cause. Other opportunities such as interpretive and event volunteers come available from time to time.
About our Volunteers
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.
Summer Investigation Station Interpreters
The Investigation Station area involves working with our biological artefacts – horns, antlers, tracks, scat, skulls, etc. Individuals are required to engage with the public and our artefacts. A good grasp of the English language is required for this position.
16 years or older. Must have a current police security check with the vulnerable sector search. The Saskatoon Zoo Society can provide you with a letter to get the Police check done free of charge.
2023 Volunteer Training Session
Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo
July 1st to the Labour Day long weekend. Wednesday to Sundays and holiday Mondays. We ask that volunteers commit to at least four three-hour shifts during the summer.
Special Events Volunteers
There are sometimes other special event volunteer opportunities. Those will be listed here when available.
Apply to become a Volunteer
Follow this link or click Apply below to register for the training session for our Summer Investigation Station Interpreters. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Saskatoon Zoo Society invites interested individuals to apply to become board members.
Approximately 1.5-2 hours per month for meetings, plus additional volunteer time for interpretive and event activities delivered by the Saskatoon Zoo Society when applicable. Required to become members of the Saskatoon Zoo Society.
How to Apply
Potential board members (volunteer position) are asked to submit a resume directly to email@example.com.
When are members voted in?
Voting takes place at the AGM which is held in March of every year.
The Nick Laursen Memorial Fund
In Memory of Nick Laursen
A Memorial Fund has been set up by Nick Laursen’s parents and the Saskatoon Zoo Society to honour his memory and to support something that Nick held dear – teaching people about the wildlife at the Zoo.
Nick joined the Saskatoon Zoo Society as a volunteer in June of 2015. His infectious smile and work ethic was obvious from the beginning. Nick was passionate about his volunteer duties and was hoping that someday it would lead him to a zookeeper position at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. Nick was a dedicated interpreter who was ever so gracious when talking to the public about the animals with which he had spent so much time.
In the summer of 2018, he was hired on to drive the Kinsmen Express Train in the Zoo. He was a great asset on the train as he was steady and reliable and came with a wealth of knowledge about the animals he deeply cared for at the Zoo.
His dedication and enthusiasm for all he did for the Saskatoon Zoo Society will be truly missed. Please help us honour him by making a donation to the Nick Laursen Memorial Fund. This fund allows the Saskatoon Zoo Society to deliver environmental education programs to classrooms and other groups that are unable to afford the cost of the programs.