Donate – Volunteer – Visit


Online: Donations can be made online here via DonateTO. They are accepted by the City of Toronto on FHPZ’s behalf. Donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt from the City.
Onsite: Donation boxes in High Park are located throughout the Zoo.
By Mail: Please make cheques payable to Friends of High Park Zoo and mail to:

Friends of High Park Zoo
95 Lavinia Avenue
PO Box 109, Toronto, ON
M5S 3H9

By PayPal or EFT: Please send to:


Friends of High Park Zoo, its Board and Friends at the Zoo are powered by volunteers. Volunteers are needed at High Park Zoo to support our activities. There are many activities which people of all ages can be involved in. Our main volunteer duties include:

Monitoring the Llamas: Show the children how to feed the pellets to the Llamas and ensuring that the children do not climb through the fence etc.

The petting area: Explain the rules of the petting area to the children and parents and ensure that the animals are handled appropriately.

Other duties: answering questions about the animals, handing out flyers etc.

       Community Events: we hold events in the Zoo throughout the year and require helping hands to make them run smoothly such as  assisting at information tables, setting up and running games or taking event photos. 

If you are interested in volunteering click here to sign up.
To see our Llama Pen and other Events Calendar – click here
To review our Volunteer Policies – click here.


While the Zoo is open every day from 7:00 am to dusk, come get closer with the animals this weekend in the Llama Pen. Friends of High Park Zoo volunteers open the Llama Pen weekends and statutory holidays from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm (beginning in April until the end of October) allowing visitors to feed and pet the llamas (Honey and her friends) and interact with other animals such as chickens and rabbits. The Llama Pen is open weather permitting.