Museums & Heritage Services

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Volunteer With Us

Join Museums and Heritage Services in telling the stories of our great city. Volunteers support special events, public tours, camps and the demonstration of heritage trades (including gardening) at ten museums across Toronto. Share or develop your skills, discover your local history and get involved with your community. Youth volunteers (ages 14 – 18) are welcome!


Please feel free to contact Julie Cloutier, Coordinator, Volunteer Management at historicsitevolunteers@toronto.ca with any questions.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

ExpandMomenTO Pop-up Museum Volunteer – various locations

Do you love history? Consider volunteering for the MomenTO Pop-up Museum! You'll be supporting Canada 150 programming produced by the City of Toronto's Museums & Heritage unit. Volunteers (16+) will support the MomenTO Pop-up Museum, a unique initiative which will travel throughout the City to festival and community events from May to October, 2017. 

MomenTO Pop-up Museum volunteers will: 

  • Act as Canada 150 ambassadors for the City of Toronto through the animation of the Pop-up Museum
  • Assist with the assembly and disassembly of the Pop-up Museum (tents, tables, signage) at each site
  • Engage with public to experience the Pop-up Museum, including an interactive timeline
  • Distribute Canada 150 swag (stickers, flags, tattoos)

Shifts will be weekends only, at various community festivals and events throughout the City of Toronto. Volunteers should have an interest in history and the ability to engage with the public in a professional and engaging way. 

In order to volunteer you must attend ONE information session. Information sessions will be held on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m at Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 310.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Julie Cloutier at historicsitevolunteers@toronto.ca or at 416.392.8231.

ExpandSummer Camp Assistant - Colborne Lodge

Colborne Lodge in High Park is currently looking for enthusiastic, energetic and reliable youth volunteers to support our summer camps program as Camp Assistants. This volunteer opportunity is open to students aged 15 – 18. Volunteers will work with staff to create a positive experience for all campers, assisting with room set-up, preparing materials for various activities, and monitoring & engaging with campers throughout the day. This is a great opportunity for students to gain valuable skills in working with children, community programming, time management and leadership.

For more information and to apply, email Sarah Fairley at clodge@toronto.ca (no later than Thursday, May 25) to request an Information and Application Package. 

Volunteers must be available to attend:

  • An Information Session – 1 hour, beginning of June
  • Camp Orientation – 2 hours, end of June
  • 1 (or more) full week(s) of camp, various weeks available

ExpandSummer Camp Assistant - Spadina Museum

Spadina Museum at Spadina and St. Clair Avenue West is currently looking for enthusiastic, energetic and reliable youth volunteers to support our arts-based summer camps program as Camp Assistants. This volunteer opportunity is open to students aged 15 – 18. Volunteers will work with staff to create a positive experience for all campers, assisting with room set-up, preparing materials for various activities, and monitoring & engaging with campers throughout the day. This is a great opportunity for students to gain valuable skills in working with children, community programming, time management and leadership.

For more information and to apply, email Cathy O'Connor at spadina@toronto.ca