John Walter Museum

The John Walter Museum is located right in the heart of Edmonton’s river valley in Kinsmen Park. The site interprets the life of John Walter and the Strathcona community of Walterdale from 1875 to 1920. Our facility offers a variety of experiences ranging from free self-guided tours to large community events that celebrate historical activities. The park has walking and biking trails, picnic sites, a playground, an outdoor pool and the Kinsmen recreation centre. Spend a day with us and experience life in Walterdale. 
For more information visit the John Walter Museum website.


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Seasonal - Candlelight Christmas Host

Candlelight Christmas volunteers are not being recruited at this time. Please check back in winter 2024

For more than twenty years, John Walter Museum has hosted The McDades for a one of a kind, holiday house concert series. Candlelight Christmas performances take place in the oldest of John Walter's homes and include warm drinks during intermission.

Come greet and seat patrons, help with beverages and keep the candles going throughout the performance. Volunteers will also get the opportunity to watch The McDades perform! 

Special Events

As a Special Events Volunteer, there are opportunities that pop up like Christmas Markets, Concerts, and more! Keep this opportunity in mind if you like one off type events throughout the year!

Seasonal - Gardening

Help us care for the gardens at the John Walter Museum. Participants will plant, weed, water, and harvest our 3 main garden beds. Be prepared for physical outdoor work! 

Gardening gloves and tools are supplied. Volunteers over 18 years of age must complete a Police Information Check.

Gardens at John Walter Museum


Summer Gardening

Help us take care of our garden beds! All gardens for this position are at the John Walter Museum.

Activity Shifts Start End
Summer Garden Volunteers 82 5/28/2024 9/1/2024

How to Get Involved

  • Ages 13+

  • If under the age of 16

    • Two written references from a non-related person (A form can be provided for you)

    • No Police Information Check Required

  • Fill in an Application

  • Volunteer positions may require a Police Records Check
  • Some positions may also require an interview or reference checks.

  • You will be invited to attend our New Volunteer Orientation

  • Once you have attended a Volunteer Orientation you can log in to and start signing up for opportunities. 

  • Check out all the areas that Community & Recreation Facilities has to offer.



** At this point in time most of our opportunities available are special events. With limited events running, orientations are run on an as-needed basis. 


Volunteer Services

780-496- 4935