Join The Ark Project


Joining the Ark Project gives you a chance to be a Conservation Ambassador and help create an outstanding guest experience for visitors to the Edmonton Valley Zoo! Connect with guests from around the world and help us turn them into wildlife allies by introducing them to our animal friends and educating them about the conservation work we do at the Edmonton Valley Zoo.

Members of the Ark Project Board are passionate about our mission and are committed to our values of respect, care, creativity, and collaboration.

We are seeking individuals aspiring to succeed in one of the Officer positions of our Board of Directors, including the position of Board Chair. As an Officer of the Board, you will partner with the Executive Directors and the Board to achieve our mission and provide leadership to the Board of Directors, who set policies and to whom the Executive Directors report. Other accountabilities include chairing meetings of the Board after developing the agenda with the Executive Directors, playing a pivotal role in strategic planning, helping to guide and mediate Board actions concerning organizational priorities and governance concerns, and monitoring financial planning and financial reports.

Join our fun environment and help us save the animals and the planet.

“As an Ark Project Volunteer, I’m thrilled to help people understand the role the EVZ plays in conservation and preventing species extinction. I meet a lot of great people, and love educating them on simple things they can do at home to help.”

Ark Project Volunteer


We are seeking individuals who:

  • Fall within the 18-30 age range.
  • Have a positive attitude and are passionate about conservation and saving species worldwide.
  • Are flexible and composed in a fast-paced environment that changes often.
  • Can commit to attending monthly meetings and are reliable and responsible.
  • Are willing and able to make a long-term commitment.

Note: There is no animal handling or direct animal contact involved with Ark Project involvement. 


  • Ability to work alone and as part of a multi-dimensional team.
  • Skilled at cultivating relationship with other with board members, Executive Directors and the organization at large.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.


  • Commit to the mission, vision, and values of the Ark Project.
  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in monthly, annual, and general board meetings.
  • Serve on one or more task forces and engage in the work of the Committee.
  • Participate in strategic planning and fulfilling governance obligations.
  • Oversee adherence to all policies and legal requirements; ensure overall organizational accountability and transparency.
  • Agree to a high level of confidentially.
  • Accept feedback and use it for self-improvement.
  • Read meeting minutes and keep up-to-date on pertinent information for each Ark Project assignment.
  • Share only appropriate information from approved Ark Project Resources.
  • Provide leadership and oversight to the Ark Project and its activities.
  • Keep informed about community issues relevant to the mission and objectives of the Ark Project.
  • Be proactive in finding information, speaking with guests, etc.
  • Represent the interests of our members and the broader community.
  • As an ambassador for the Ark Project, you will be expected to facilitate active and meaningful external relationships and promote your involvement within your network of friends and contacts.
  • Maintain positive, respectful, and professional communication standards with board members, staff, volunteers, and guests.

Apply NOW!

If you would like to become an Ark Project member, we encourage you to fill out this application! Please note that all membership applications will  be reviewed and approved. You can expect to hear back on the status of your application within approximately one week.

If you have any questions about membership, or would like to request additional information, please contact




    Please answer the following questions about your expected volunteer availability.



    Tell us a little bit about your experience and skills. This information is optional and is used to help us get a better idea of your experience.



    By submitting this application:

    • I certify I meet the requirements listed above for this position.

    • I am 18 years or older.

    • I may need to submit more information, provide references, attend an interview, and/or complete a Police Information Check.

    • I love conservation.