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Boo at the Zoo!

Boo at the Zoo is back and better than ever! Get Closer… Be Not Afraid! This must attend Halloween event has something for everyone! Show up in your coolest costume with your environmentally friendly trick or treat bag while you “Get Closer” to the wonders of the animal kingdom. Be brave and take a walk through the Extinct Animal Graveyard! Enjoy the Frightening Face Painting and for an extra special treat go trick or treating! There will also be a number of animal encounters, magic shows, and a very special and spooky Witches Den attraction. Just one more reason to make Boo at the Zoo one of your Halloween traditions!

Activity Shifts Start End
Hands-on Science Assistant 1 10/27/2019 10/27/2019
Treat Stop Volunteers 0 10/27/2019 10/27/2019
Volunteer Captain 0 10/27/2019 10/27/2019
Witches Den Assistant 0 10/27/2019 10/27/2019

Valley Zoo Development Society

The Valley Zoo Development Society’s (VZDS) mission is to raise funds and promote awareness to ensure the continued development of the Valley Zoo.

This is achieved through the events and various programs that the VZDS runs throughout the year. Currently there are three fundraising events that the VZDS organizes; Zoofest, Campin for the Critters and Art in the Wild. Programs that the VZDS run include the Adopt an Animal program and Lucy the Elephant Art.

Each year the VZDS donates thousands to the Edmonton Valley Zoo for development and continual improvement. Past projects that the VZDS has contributed to include the elephant house, the red panda exhibit, the lemur habitat, upgrades to the Zoo veterinary clinic and upgrades to the big horned sheep exhibit.

The VZDS also donates money to various charities including the Elephant Foundation and Snow Leopard Trust.

Recently the VZDS has committed to raising over $8 million dollars to fund the Natures Wild Back Yard portion of the Valley Zoo Revitalization project.
Activity Shifts Start End
Zoominescence 2019 Enrichment Craft Assistant 11 12/1/2019 12/29/2019
Zoominescence 2019 Fire Monitor 3 12/1/2019 12/29/2019
Zoominescence 2019 Hot Chocolate Maker 6 12/1/2019 12/29/2019
Zoominescence 2019 Hot Chocolate Server 0 12/1/2019 12/29/2019
Zoominescence 2019 Photo Booth Assistant 9 12/1/2019 12/29/2019
Zoominescence 2019 Skating Pond Monitor 10 12/1/2019 12/29/2019
Zoominescence 2019 Slide Monitor 14 12/1/2019 12/29/2019
Zoominescence 2019 Ticket Taker 14 12/1/2019 12/29/2019
Zoominescence 2019 Volunteer Room Host 10 12/1/2019 12/29/2019

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We have the following volunteer opportunities at the Edmonton Valley Zoo:

  • Special Event Volunteer Program
  • L.I.T. Junior Urban Farmer Program (summer, youth 13-17) - Intake  open April 1, go to edmonton.ca/LIT for registration info
  • L.I.T. Daycamp Volunteer Program (summer, youth 13-17) - Applications open April 1st,  go to edmonton.ca/LIT for registration info

Please click on the "Opportunities" tab above to see current available volunteer opportunities. Once you've signed up for a volunteer position we will contact you regarding the next steps in the screening and orientation process.


Nestled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is a small and intimate zoo that provides authentic and engaging animal experiences. Home to more than 350 animals and focused on conservation, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is one of Edmonton's premier attractions, offering fun and education for the whole family. 

More information about the facility, programs and services can be found at the Edmonton Valley Zoo website.