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Your donation allows us to deliver education programs, creating lifelong memories that inspire people to conserve the natural world.

How your donations help us.

  • Education
    The 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 Animals
    The 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 & Conservation
    The 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.

Volunteers

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.

Requirements

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.

Training Session

Sunday, June 27th, 2021 at 1pm. Please meet at the front entrance to the Zoo.

Duration

June 30th to the Labour Day long weekend. Wednesday to Sundays and holiday Mondays.

We ask that volunteers commit to at least four two-hour shifts during the summer.

Special Event Volunteers

Currently there are no opportunities available. For more information, please email us at info@saskatoonzoosociety.ca

Board Members

The Saskatoon Zoo Society invites interested individuals to apply to become board members.

Commitment

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 board@saskatoonzoosociety.ca.

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.