With the support of our dedicated volunteers, the Cumberland Museum offers educational activities and tours for all ages, presents engaging heritage events throughout the year, and manages research requests from community members.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, complete the application form below and email to engage@cumberlandmuseum.ca, or drop by the Museum and Archives to find out more.

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HERITAGE EVENTS VOLUNTEERS – The Museum produces a number of events throughout the year, each with a unique set of volunteer responsibilities. Some of these include; set-up and tear-down, technical production, environment, kitchen, serving, bartending, children’s programming, monitoring our silent auction, selling raffle tickets, merchandise and membership sales, and generally helping the events run smoothly! We are also always looking out for photographers, videographers and video editors who are willing to volunteer their skills to help us capture our events.

MUSEUM TOUR GUIDES are responsible for conducting informative and entertaining tours of the museum on an on-call basis. Volunteer Tour guides are trained in full, including an initial private tour with a museum staff person. Volunteers are also provided with point form scripts corresponding to the various perspectives offered to our visitors. Volunteers may also specify their comfort level around specific age groups as well as specific perspectives or themes. Guides will be given a minimum of one week’s notice for tour bookings, and will be contacted on a rotating basis.

VOLUNTEER RESEARCH ASSISTANTS are responsible for fulfilling community research requests. These requests are often genealogical in nature, but may also involve researching an item in the Museum collection, or the history of a building or business. In addition to conducting research the volunteer is also responsible for completing an electronic research report for the inquirer, which contains all of the details found during the research request.

FRONT DESK AND ADMINISTRATION volunteers are responsible for greeting museum visitors, answering the phone, accepting photo and research requests, dealing with admission and store transactions, and answering any questions regarding local sites, history, and amenities. They may also re-stock inventory in the store, and complete administrative tasks.

FACILITIES – The Museum is always in need of handy-people to help us with small building projects, and upgrades such as painting.