Become a Volunteer

Celebrate art and history in our community as a Museum London volunteer!

Our Volunteers

  • Apply skills and knowledge or learn new skills to improve job opportunities
  • Have fun, socialize and make new friends
  • Contribute to providing exceptional visitor experiences
  • Support Museum London's goals and mission
  • Give back to the community

Applying to Volunteer

To learn more about volunteering at Museum London, you can contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 519.661.0333 ext 4232.

Please note, Museum London is located in London, Ontario, CANADA. We request that volunteers are 16 years of age or older.

All interested volunteers should fill out an online application.

Volunteer Opportunities

Stewardship Volunteer

Do you like talking with people on the phone and promoting Museum London’s programs and events? Become a Stewardship Volunteer to help spread the word about all the great things happening at Museum London and to thank our donors.

Outreach Volunteer

Do you like talking with people in person and promoting Museum London’s programs and events? Become an Outreach Volunteer to help spread the word about all the great things happening at Museum London.

Tour Guides

Contribute to a friendly, inviting atmosphere and exceptional visitor experiences as a Museum London Tour Guide! As a Tour Guide you will be facilitating and planning tours for school-aged children (elementary and high-school), adults and special-needs individuals. We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about learning, have excellent public speaking skills, and an interest in art and history.

Muse Shop + Rental Volunteers

Are you interested in art and engaging with the arts community? Do you have some retail experience? We are recruiting a team to work in our Muse Shop + Art Rental. Located in Museum London, the shop sells unique objects and showcases local and regional artists, inviting Museum visitors to take their experience home. Team members will work together creating compelling seasonal displays, act as art consultants for customers and express excellent customer service. If you have an interest in art and local craft, can commit to a regular shift on an on-going basis and want to contribute to your community, the Muse Shop + Art Rental is the place for you!

Programming & Event Volunteers

Do you like interacting with people and being informed about community events? Are you familiar with Museum London and its programs? Become a Programs and Events Assistant with Museum London and you will not only gain skills in event management but also gain an appreciation for the London arts community. Our Programs and Events Assistants help with various events throughout the year including Artist Workshops, Film Screenings, Lecture Series, Nuit Blanche, and Museum Underground events such as the Crawl. Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis.

Student Teacher Volunteers

Are you currently enrolled in teacher's college and want to experience more hands-on teaching experience and lesson planning? At Museum London, about 8,000 students visit each year. This is a great opportunity to work with a diverse student population. We offer programs for students in grades K-12, giving student teachers the opportunity to work with grades they may not have worked with before. Our tours are based on an experiential learning model and focus on the curriculum appropriate for each grade. We also focus a considerable amount of attention on students with special learning needs and help develop programming and teacher resources. Students will have the opportunity to work with a variety of people, as well as a variety of technologies.

Children's Programming Volunteers

Do you enjoy spending time with children and teaching them new things? Do you like experimenting with new techniques to make different art projects? By assisting with our Children’s Programs, you can explore various art techniques in their basic form while assisting camp participants. Our Camp Assistants help with various camps throughout the year including PA Day Camps, March Break Camp and our Summer Camps.

Youth Council Social Media Volunteer

Do you enjoy working with teenagers and have an interest in art? Museum London’s Youth Council is an engaged group of active teens between the ages of 14 and 19 who produce cultural activities relevant to the concerns and issues facing youth today. Through art and artistic processes, participants gain hands-on experience that is creative, socially conscious and practical, while developing valuable leadership skills. By working with our Youth Council, you can explore various art techniques in their basic form while assisting with the Youth Council’s social media channels such as Tumblr, Instagram and Facebook.

Volunteer Awards

The Phyllis Cohen Volunteer Award, The Museum London Volunteer of Year Award and the Emerging Volunteer Award

The lifeblood of Museum London is its people and at the Museum volunteers have unique and special roles to play.

In recognition of the tremendous work of volunteers, the Board has chosen to establish three annual Volunteer Awards.

Volunteer Award Nominations are now open and you can submit your nomination by clicking here. The deadline to submit a nominee is 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 and the winner will be announced at our 2019 Annual General Meeting.