Become a volunteer with The Canadian Canoe Museum and join a team of passionate and dedicated people. Volunteers play an invaluable role in the success and development of the Museum. The Museum simply can’t say thank you enough to its volunteers!

If you are ready to volunteer or for more information, email [email protected] or call 705-748-9153 ext. 210.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Visitor Services
Do you enjoy connecting with people and providing great customer service? Visitor Service volunteers help us provide a great visitor experience and have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the museum!

Development – Communications Assistant
Do you have a sales background and love connecting businesses with mission-driven organizations? You may be the perfect fit for our development office!
Interested in helping us paint or with the upkeep and maintenance of our building? We would love to have your help!

Youth & Family Programs
Love working with children and helping bring history to life? Join as an occasional volunteer in our education department!

Networking and Professional Development
Meet new people. Volunteering is a great way to meet people from all kinds of backgrounds and disciplines. The Museum has strong networking ties with businesses and individuals throughout the city and beyond. Volunteers receive ongoing training in the areas of customer service, charitable giving, point of sale systems, and more. The skills you will learn at the Museum are highly transferable. Want to learn more in a specific area? The Museum will try to ensure you gain maximum development in those areas.

What can you expect from volunteering at The Canadian Canoe Museum?
You will become part of a friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic team. You will receive loads of benefits, including:

Flexible Hours
The Museum makes it easy for you to fit volunteering into your lifestyle. There are two volunteer shifts to choose from based on regular Museum hours. Choose between the 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. shift or the 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. shift.

Monthly Coffee Clubs
Attend free volunteer Coffee Club sessions. Coffee Clubs occur on the last Friday of every month and are a great opportunity to deepen your experience of the Museum through a series of talks, tours and workshops.

Annual Volunteer Events
Opportunity to attend annual events just for volunteers. Annual events include a summer paddling party and catered dinner, fall bus tour and winter potluck!

Many Additional Volunteer Benefits

  • Receive member pricing in the Museum Shop plus seasonal discounts
  • Unlimited free admission to the Museum
  • College and University students can volunteer for their program placement hours
  • Gain a new understanding of the not-for-profit sector
  • Opportunity to be nominated for and receive Ontario Volunteer Service Awards and Peterborough Civic Awards