The City of Toronto owns and operates 10 Toronto History Museums. Need volunteer hours for high school? Looking for new experiences? Want to get employable skills? There are many volunteer opportunities available for the public to get involved with a Toronto History Museum in their community.

 

Indigenous Arts Festival Volunteer

Opportunity Details

The Indigenous Arts Festival (IAF) is an annual celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music, drumming, dance, theatre, storytelling, film, crafts, and food. IAF is presented in partnership with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation with the support of the Native Men’s Residence (Na-Me-Res), the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto and many other partners.  Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles, including greeters, crafts attendant, program support and hospitality. 

Location

Fort York National Historic Site
250 Fort York Boulevard
Toronto, ON M5V 3K9

Date & Time

June 18 to 23, 2019

Time Commitment

Minimum of 4-5 hour shift during the festival

How to Apply

Please contact Julie Cloutier at julie.cloutier@toronto.ca or at 416-392-8231. Deadline to apply is Friday June 14.

Garden Volunteer

Opportunity Details

Montgomery’s Inn is looking for volunteers to assist with the general garden maintenance.  Under direction of museum staff, volunteers assist with the care, maintenance and presentation of the gardens on museum grounds. This includes weeding, pruning, deadheading, sweeping, watering & other duties as assigned.  No experience necessary! All are welcome.

Location

Montgomery’s Inn
4709 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M9A 1A8

Date & Time

Seasonal recruitment.

Time Commitment

Once weekly for a 3-4 hours during July & August

How to Apply

Please contact Kate Hill at kate.hill@toronto.ca or 416-394-6025.

 

Youth Volunteer

Opportunity Details

Join the Scarborough Museum Youth Collective! Learn about local history as you try your hand at historic cooking/baking, photography, visual arts, camps, exhibit and event planning, gardening and more.

No experience necessary! All are welcome.

Location

Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Rd.
Toronto, ON M1P 3E8

Date & Time

Year-round recruitment.

Time Commitment

Varies, but generally a three month period where volunteers will have opportunity to assist with all aspect of the museum’s public programming.

How to Apply

Please contact us at shm@toronto.ca for information about the next intake.