Summer Information Volunteers 


Interact with, inspire, and educate Zoo visitors on afternoon shifts at our outdoor interactive interpretive stations. 

Requirements & Perks:
  • A Volunteer opportunity for individuals aged 19 years or older.
  • Commitment of 36 hours from May to August (with the opportunity to extend your volunteering experience until Thanksgiving)
  • Training is provided.
  • Volunteers fulfill an educational role and do not have any direct contact with the Zoo’s plants or animals.
  • Zoo Volunteers receive free admission for themselves and two guests, as well as free Zoomobile rides and a discount at the Zoo shop.
  • Successful applicants for this and all Zoo Volunteer opportunities are required to obtain a satisfactory Police Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector search at their own expense before carrying out any Volunteer duties.
  • Weekday and weekend afternoon shifts are available to Summer Information Volunteers. Volunteers select the shifts they wish to volunteer (any day, afternoon shifts only) and sign up online.
  • Toronto Zoo is accessible and welcomes Volunteers of all physical abilities. Volunteers must be able to move themselves throughout the Zoo’s large site. 


  • Summer Information Volunteer Training  involves both in-class and on-site components through which trainees learn the animal knowledge and interpretive skills required for their role.  
  • Volunteer applicants must complete all three days of training before volunteering at the Zoo.   

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Your Toronto Zoo.  Recruitment is now closed for our 2024 Summer Information Volunteer and Volunteer Wildlife Health Centre Interpreter programs. 

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.  Thank you for submitting your application.