Friends of the Zoo
The Friends of the Zoo promote and support the Magnetic Hill Zoo and its programs in conservation, education, research, and recreation.
The Friends of the Zoo are a group of volunteers who organize fundraiser events at the Zoo throughout the year, such as the Sunday Winter Openings, EcoFest, FunZOOla, Boo at the Zoo and Wild Lights. All net profits from the events go directly to building improvements at the Zoo.
Over the past 30 years, these events have raised over $2 million and financed the construction or renovation of many exhibits at the zoo, including and most recently the new habitats for the red fox and Arctic wolf. Several of these projects have won national awards.
The Friends of the Zoo’s current project is financing a new squirrel monkey exhibit. As part of this fundraiser, the Friends have launched an online sweepstakes with $5000 in cash prizes.
Volunteer at the Zoo
Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraisers. Volunteers do not work directly with the animals.
To volunteer, you must:
- be 18 years of age or older
- have a functional email address
- provide 2 references who can be contacted via email
- strive to be a good representative of the Magnetic Hill Zoo, Friends of the Zoo, and the City of Moncton
The Friends of the Zoo reserves the right to dismiss or deny volunteers.