Assiniboine Park & Zoo Lights Festival Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Assiniboine Park and Zoo
Address: 54 Zoo Drive
Winnipeg MB  R3P 2N6
Website: http://www.assiniboinepark.ca/volunteer
Organizational Description: Assiniboine Park Conservancy (Assiniboine Park and Zoo) is a team of dedicated staff and volunteers who employ visionary leadership and best practices that protect, nurture and enhance Assiniboine Park and Assinibone Park Zoo to provide extraordinary visitor experiences for present and future generations.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Zoo Lights Festival runs from November 30th to January 5th. Zoo Light Festival Volunteers will have the opportunity to experience this unique winter festival in depth and up close! Volunteers are Polar Town ambassadors - Assiniboine Park Conservancy will rely on volunteers to help our guests enjoy a magical experience each visit. Volunteers at Zoo Lights Festival are critical to keeping all guests well informed, safe, and comfortable throughout their stay in Polar Town. Volunteers will enjoy a number of benefits including free Zoo Lights Festival tickets, supper and snacks during your shift, and more. The more you volunteer, the greater the reward! Volunteer positions are available to individuals, families, friends, colleagues, and groups.
Skills Required: 1. Be comfortable interacting with large crowds of visitors of all ages
2. Be able to follow directions from staff and lead volunteers
3. Be able to move around easily outdoors, on foot or with the use of mobility aids
4. Be able to spend extended periods of time (4 hours) outdoors in all kinds of weather
5. Be able to commit to at least one shift (4 hour minimum) evenings only
6. Must be 16 years of age or older
Skills Gained/Related Careers: 1. Communication skills
2. Problem Solving skills
3. Customer Service skills

These skills are transferable to careers in tourism, retail and food and beverage sectors.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
Minimum 4 hour shifts with sign up for multiple shifts encouraged. Apply early in order to get the best selection of shifts.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: www.assiniboinepark.ca/volunteer
Closing Date: Nov 20, 2019