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Position ID: V-OSH0577 Last Modified: 05 Jul 2019 Last Full Update: 05 Jul 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactKaren Conway, Volunteering & Engagement Coordinator, Toronto Zoo; Phone: 416-392-5942; Fax: 416-392-5948; Email:
DutiesConnect Students and families to nature at interactive activity stations and with guided tours * Enhance Zoo visitors' experiences with information and directions * share your people skills * rediscover the natural world * learn something new * enjoy a flexible commitment 
Weekday Volunteers - assist with student workshops * lead curriculum-based tours on zoo site 
Weekend Volunteers - assist at special events * operate education areas on zoo site
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BenefitsFree zoo admission, and for a guest * Zoomobile ride and zoo shop discounts for volunteer
ClientsZoo visitors (in particular school groups of various ages)
Ages25 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Training Programs) ; Guide / Greeter ; Nature / Environment ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthLong Term - 2 years ; Minimum commitment two to four shifts per month for two years * 2 to 4 shifts per month (min 75 hours per year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours75 / Year
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon 
Flexible commitment to 2-4 shifts per month
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Must have independent mobility
LocationToronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto * enter gate at Meadowvale entrance
Number of PositionsDurham Region 
50 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training - 10 week program ; Toronto Zoo Volunteer Information Session - Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7 pm* sign up by Friday September, 6 * RSVP
TransportationNear public transit
Application Deadline15 Sep 2017
Cost$15 mandatory Toronto Zoo volunteer shirt * vulnerable Sector police check required
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsComplete the online application form found on Zoo's website * must include a resume outlining education, employment history, volunteer involvement, hobbies, interests, clubs, associations * French language skills are an asset
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameToronto Zoo
Office PhoneGuest Services 416-392-5900
Address & Map
Main Entrance
Meadowvale Rd
Toronto, ON
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Mailing Addressc/o Toronto Zoo 
361 A Old Finch Ave 
Toronto, ON M1B 5K7

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