Become a Volunteer

DSCF1495Volunteers are extremely important at the Dundas Museum. They come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, and range in age from teenagers to octogenarians. Through a broad range of volunteer opportunities they support the mandate of the Museum of preserving and sharing the history of Dundas.

A completed Volunteer Application form includes details of your volunteering interests, as well as your preferred availability. At a follow-up interview it will be decided which volunteer role at the Museum is your best match. The VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM may be submitted online below, or contact the Volunteer Coordinator by email at volunteer@dundasmuseum.ca or by phone at 905.627.7412.

Dundas Museum & Archives Current Volunteer Opportunities:

The Museum is always looking for high school student volunteers working to complete their 40 hours of community involvement!  We have opportunities to fit a wide range of skills and time commitments.   Volunteers are needed for event setup and teardowns, front desk reception and often project work, to name a few.

Archives Volunteer: Assist staff with projects related to the cataloguing of and caring for archival materials, i.e., historic photographs and documents such as diaries, letters and legal papers.

Artifacts Volunteer: Assist staff with projects related to the cataloguing of and caring for museum artifacts, i.e., the preventative conservation and cataloguing of collections.

Carter: Drive own truck/van to transport materials to and from events. No lifting required.

Clerical Volunteer: help with mailings and other general office duties, including answering the phone and greeting visitors.

Docent (Gallery Attendant): Greet visitors, at the Museum and/or off-site events, offering information and answering questions regarding the Museum’s exhibits and displays. Sell merchandise from the Museum shop. Answer telephones when staff is unavailable.

Education Volunteer: Assist us with the delivery of educational programming for groups of adults and/or school-aged children.

IMG_7740Exhibit Maintenance: Surface clean exhibition cases and artifacts.

Gardener: Maintain the Museum’s heritage gardens, i.e., deadheading and cultivating, augmenting the work of the professional crew.

Handyperson: Do occasional minor carpentry, painting and other odd jobs.

Hospitality Volunteer: Help us provide hospitality services for museum events.

Project Assistant: Assist with Museum events such as workshops, speaker series, birthday parties fundraisers, open houses, etc. Assigned to a specific event’s project leader, assist in a wide variety of areas relating to that event.

 

Volunteer Form

The Dundas Museum & Archives endeavours to provide a safe and secure workplace for all volunteers. However, volunteers should be aware that the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (1997) does not cover illnesses or injuries incurred while performing volunteer duties. You may have medical coverage under provincial or personal health care plans.

Personal information on this form is collected and used strictly in accordance with the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act, effective January 1st, 2004, and will be used to determine suitable volunteer placement with the Dundas Museum & Archives. Questions about the collection of this data should be directed to the Curator.