Volunteering at the Village is educational, rewarding, challenging and fun! There are many ways you can volunteer. Summer programs, school programs, special events like Halloween Hysteria and Canada Day, making costumes or working with the artefacts are some options.
The Museum provides training (as well as costumes if you choose to work in the Village) and lunch. New volunteers are twinned with seasoned volunteers until they are comfortable taking on the role themselves.
Our current volunteers range in age from 14 to over 70. Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel volunteers receive a number of benefits throughout the year, and are also invited to recognition events.
To be a part of our volunteer team please contact the Museum at 604-297-4565 and let us know what area interests you most. Check us out at our next Volunteer Orientation session this spring. Watch here for more information.
- Summer Volunteers
- Kids Camp Volunteers
- School Programs Volunteers
- Special Events Volunteers
- Curatorial Volunteers
The Museum is always accepting new teen (14 & up) and adult volunteers especially for the summer months to assist in making guests 'visits more enjoyable. Dressed in 1920s costumes, volunteers are stationed in various buildings in the Village and provide basic historic information to the visitors.
If you like working with kids, our Spring Break and Summer Camps provide exciting volunteer opportunities. This volunteer work with children is rewarding and full of activities. Volunteers need to be available for a week at a time, for one to six weeks, from 9am to 3pm. Fluency in English is essential.
Over the regular school year, the Programming Department has an active group of enthusiastic volunteers who commit at least one day a week to ongoing school programs. School program volunteers escort school groups between exhibits and provide historical information to the children. They work in conjunction with the Museum's interpreter staff.
Volunteering for special events is both fun and challenging. High volume events like Canada Day are never dull. Others, like Halloween Hysteria where the Village is haunted and the ghouls come out for three evenings just before Halloween, offer special opportunities to dress up in fantastic costumes. Heritage Christmas is our major signature event from the end of November to New Years Day. Lights, historic decorations and much more are always a crowd pleasers.
Volunteers in the Curatorial department help with a variety of tasks, including historical research and cataloguing unique artifacts. Volunteers with specialized knowledge about a particular type of artifact help us learn more about how an item was used in the past, and share that information with the public. For example, the museum has two volunteers who help out regularly to maintain our antique cars and provide rides to the public two days per week.Go to Top