We want your volunteer experience at the Museum to be enjoyable and fulfilling. We’ll work with you to find tasks that fit your personality and skills. There are four main areas in which you may choose to volunteer.
1 Education Programming
• There are two types of education programmes at the Museum: programmes for school groups (September to June) and day camp programmes (year round). Volunteers are needed for both types.
• Day camp programmes take place primarily during the summer months and March Break, as well as occasionally on PA Days throughout the school year.
• Tasks include: helping to prepare materials and set up before the programme; helping children with crafts and activities during the programme; and helping to clean up afterwards.
• You will work closely with the Programs Coordinator to help deliver programmes.
• Training will include meeting with the Programs Coordinator prior to the programme to learn what you will be doing.
• An excellent opportunity for those who enjoy working with children and who may be considering a career in a teaching-related field.
• The Museum offers an active and vital Genealogical research centre maintained by dedicated volunteers.
• Volunteers may help with researching families in the Penetanguishene area, as well as answers general inquiries from
• Training will include working with the other Genealogical Research volunteers on specific projects and learning the general practices of working within a museum from the Curator.
• An excellent opportunity for those who are interested in meeting up with fellow researchers or those who want to learn more about genealogy.
• In the spring, summer and fall, volunteers may help staff to plant and care for the site’s floral and herb gardens.
• You will be working closely with our summer staff.
4 Special Events
• The Museum hosts special events throughout the year, such as our Haunted Halloween, Easter Eggstravaganza, Christmas, Winterama, and Canada Day Celebrations,
• You may be asked to help with setting up or taking down and other duties associated with each specific event.
All volunteers are responsible for showing up at their arranged times. If you cannot make it, please let museum staff know as soon as possible.
Volunteers are also responsible for recording their volunteer hours on the chart posted in the office.