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 is on Saturday, June 17th. Interested applicants are
asked to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 11, 2017 if you would like to attend
& receive an application package with more information. We hope to see you there!
There are many different roles that are available as a volunteer of the Zoo and there are a few requirements. To learn more about the roles and requirements, please click the buttons below:
"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
Nicole Scovill was honoured on May 28, 2016 as the Greater Vancouver Zoo 2015 Volunteer of the Year by her fellow Greater Vancouver Zoo volunteer team members and Greater Vancouver Zoo staff and management. Nicole has been volunteering at the Greater Vancouver Zoo since 2014 and has accumulated over 425 hours so far and counting. Nicole is an incredibly friendly volunteer who is always willing to assist in anyway and works very well with others. Nicole has assisted at many of our special events, she has represented the Greater Vancouver Zoo at a variety of trade shows, she likes to greet our guests at the Greater Vancouver Zoo information booth where she sometimes paints faces, and loves to help our Vivarium keeper and our reptiles.
The Greater Vancouver Zoo greatly appreciates Nicole 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.