Toronto History Museums is a collection of 10 historic sites across the city. Volunteer opportunities are currently offered for high-school youth aged 14 to 18. There are a variety of in-person and virtual volunteer roles for youth to develop new skills, engage with their community and contribute to museum programming:
Special event volunteers greet visitors, lead activities and assist staff with stations. Volunteers may also assist with set-up and clean-up of events. Specific duties will vary depending on the event.
Weekly program volunteers participate in hands-on activities that focus on developing new skills while interacting with their peers and connecting with the community. Activities and themes rotate seasonally, but youth can expect to engage with the public, contribute to the activation of museum spaces and to assist with the development of museum programs.
Summer camp volunteers engage with campers and assist staff with activities, set-up and clean-up. Museum staff will assist volunteers in obtaining a mandatory Vulnerable Sector Screening check, and volunteers will need complete an additional camp-specific training session.
Additional volunteering is available in-person and online to contribute to museum displays, take on leadership roles within the community and more.
Youth volunteering is available at the following museum sites across Toronto:
Shifts are offered regularly on weekends and evenings throughout the year, and weekdays during the summer. Shift selection is flexible, with no minimum commitment at this time.
Youth will complete two hours of training before starting their volunteer experience.