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.
Our next volunteer orientation date will be taking place in the spring of 2019. In order to be invited to attend, interested applicants must complete an application package. The application package is available upon request by contacting 604-856-6825 ext.26 or by emailing email@example.com . Applicants will receive more details about the orientation once their application has been processed, but this free event will provide participants with an overview of the Greater Vancouver Zoo and the types of activities volunteers assist with.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Congratulations to Pia, the Greater Vancouver Zoo 2017 Volunteer of the Year! Pia was nominated by her peers in recognition of her friendly demeanour and her willingness to assist whenever and however required. Pia has been volunteering at the Greater Vancouver Zoo since 2001 and has accumulated over 1160 hours of service. Pia is often seen collecting debris around the zoo, working at the information booth near the front entrance of the zoo, face painting, assisting with special events, working on group projects like blackberry and other invasive plant removal, and anything else that comes up. The Greater Vancouver Zoo is incredibly appreciative of Pia’s efforts and congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition.
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 Photo Society. We would be lost without the support of this great team of photographers and friends.
As a Greater Vancouver Zoo Volunteer with the Photo Society, your role would be to utilize your skills as a photographer during your visits to the Zoo. Photographing various animals on your visits and submitting them to the Zoo monthly for the Zoo's use in advertising and social media!
*Photos taken at the Zoo cannot be used for commercial purposes or personal gain other than building a personal portfolio
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.
If you meet all the above requirements and would like to apply to the Greater Vancouver Zoo Photo Society Program, please email email@example.com and request an application and volunteer benefits package. You may also contact us if you have any questions regarding the program.
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