Volunteer Tour Guides

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: Volunteer Tour Guides will lead groups of adults or children on scripted tours through The Leaf, Zoo or gardens. Tour Guides will start as Ambassadors and then move on to additional training which includes Core Program Training followed by site specific training. Volunteers will share their knowledge and enthusiasm about animals, plants and conservation with a variety of groups.
Skills Required: - Confidence in speaking in front of small groups
- Ability to communicate fluently in English
- Ability to walk easily on a variety of surfaces or to use mobility aides on a variety of surfaces
Skills Gained/Related Careers: - Increased knowledge of animals, plants and conservation
- Public speaking skills
- Tour guide skills
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Weekend
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Online: www.assiniboinepark.ca/volunteer
Closing Date: Jun 15, 2023