Donate – Volunteer – Visit


Online: Donations can be made online here. Donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.
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

Donation of Securities
Friends of High Park Zoo can accept donations in the form of securities via Canada Helps. Select “Donate Securities” as the donation method and follow the instructions on the website to complete the process.

Request Company Matching Donations
You may be able to grow the impact of your donation by requesting a match from your company. Check if your company matches donations and if so, apply for the matching donation. Friends of High Park Zoo is listed in the Benevity database.

Charitable Registration # 82528 8509 RR0001



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.


The Zoo is open every day. Our current opening hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

COVID social distancing guidelines are in effect: please keep a 2 metre distance from other visitors and zoo workers to allow them to perform their work safely.

The llama pen activities will reopen in Spring 2022.