Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Toronto Zoo. 
The pandemic has impacted our recruitment and we currently are not recruiting any new Volunteers.  Please continue to check the Volunteer page on the Zoo’s website for future updates about the volunteer programs, recruitment and applications. (Updated Summer 2021)

Lead. Learn. Enjoy Life. Volunteer at the Zoo!

Join us in creating champions for wildlife. As a Zoo Volunteer you will…


LINK students to real-world learning through the Zoo’s living classroom.


champions for wildlife at community events.


your people skills


something new. Training is provided.


the natural world.


a flexible commitment that suits your lifestyle.


Annual Impact of Zoo Volunteers

1.2 million people connected to nature
119,000 students linked to real-world learning
15,000 community wildlife champions created



Volunter working with kids at the Zoo Year-Round Volunteer Guides
Join our diverse team of dynamic and outgoing adults educating and inspiring visitors, taking the lead at special events, and promoting wildlife conservation.
Volunter working with kids at the Zoo Summer Information Volunteers
Inspire visitors' curiosity at seasonal interpretive stations throughout the Zoo, provide information to guests, and assist at special events.
Volunter working with kids at the Zoo Zoo Ambassador Student Volunteers
Secondary and post-secondary students are invited to enhance visitors' experiences at special events throughout the year and at our Zoo Kids camp during the summer months.
Student Volunteer Short-term Volunteer Opportunities
Fun and flexible Volunteer opportunities that allow you to use your people skills and get a taste of what volunteering at the Zoo is all about.