Volunteering at the Greater Vancouver Zoo provides participants with a unique opportunity to have some fun in a beautiful setting while learning about zoo operations, animal care, and conservation education. Volunteers are a valuable asset to the organization and we welcome friendly and outgoing individuals to help provide a meaningful experience for the guests who visit the facility all year round.
Volunteer recruitment for 2017 is complete. If you are interested in applying you will need to wait until March 2018. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to request an application.
There are many different roles that are available as a volunteer of the Zoo and there are a few requirements:
If you meet all the above requirements and would like to apply to the Greater Vancouver Zoo Volunteer Program, please email email@example.com and request an application package. You may also contact us if you have any questions regarding the volunteer program.
Why I love being a volunteer at the Greater Vancouver Zoo:
"Being a volunteer at the Greater Vancouver Zoo allows me the opportunity to be involved in things that matter to me! As a former teacher, I enjoy educating others about the conservation, preservation and protection of animals. As a volunteer, I am part of a dedicated community of others who also believe in the vision of the zoo. I get to engage in a wide variety of activities that I love which easily work around my own work schedule. Whether it’s being involved with animal care, guest relations, trade shows, maintenance, special events, info booth or just chatting with guests, there’s always something new and exciting to do!"
-Kathy, dedicated volunteer
When Elfie began volunteering at the zoo, our current Animal Care manager was in charge of the Vivarium where our reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, fish, and invertebrates are housed. Elfie had no difficulty following direction and taking the initiative to assist with cleaning and educating the public about these underrated animals. Elfie was and is a committed volunteer. She is dependable and reliable, and is capable of tackling any task assigned to her with little to no direction. Elfie would arrive on a weekly basis and spend her mornings assisting with cleaning animal enclosures, washing windows and floors, diet preparation and assisting with educational programming. Since then, Elfie has demonstrated an inspirational understanding of how all animals, big and small, are an important part of a healthy ecosystem and deserve our respect.
The Greater Vancouver Zoo greatly appreciates Elfie and all our wonderful volunteers. Congratulations and thanks for everything you do from the Greater Vancouver Zoo animals, staff and management!
Are you a photographer? Are you interested in wildlife?
You, too, could join the very talented bunch that we have with us called the Greater Vancouver Zoo Photography Society. We would be lost without the support of this great team of photographers and friends.
The Greater Vancouver Zoo would like to thank our exceptional team of volunteer photographers who provide us with photos that we use for signs at the Zoo, advertisements and promotions of all kind.
Unfortunately at this time we are not expanding our Zoo's Photography Society. Thanks for your interest and stay tuned for updates.
(October 1 - March 31)
9:00am - 4:00pm
(April 1 - September 30)
9:00am - 7:00pm