Assiniboine Park & Zoo Lights Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Assiniboine Park and Zoo
Address: 54 Zoo Drive
Winnipeg MB  R3P 2N6
Website: https://www.assiniboinepark.ca/zoo/zoolights/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 runs from December 1st to January 8th. Zoo Lights Volunteers will have the opportunity to experience this unique winter festival in depth and up close!
Assiniboine Park Conservancy relies on volunteers to help our guests enjoy a magical experience each visit. Volunteers at Zoo Lights are critical to keeping all guests well informed, safe, and comfortable throughout their visit. Volunteers will enjoy a number of benefits including free Zoo tickets, Zoo Lights branded gear, snacks and hot chocolate during your shift. The more you volunteer, the greater the reward! There are a variety of volunteer positions available.
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 - 5 hours) outdoors in all kinds of weather
5. Be able to commit to at least two shifts (8 - 10 hours minimum) evenings only throughout the event
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: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
Minimum 4 - 5 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/zoo/zoolights/volunteer
Closing Date: Dec 20, 2022