Toronto History Museums Youth Volunteer Program


Thank-You for your interest in volunteering with the Toronto History Museums Youth Volunteer Program! We are currently offering volunteer opportunities for high-school youth aged 14-18. Volunteers are able to learn new skills, become a part of a youth-based community, and contribute to museum programming.

Please note that there are no scheduled trainings in July & August. Youth are welcome to submit applications, and in-person training will resume in the fall.


Locations

Toronto History Museums is a collection of 10 historic sites across the city. Youth Volunteering is currently available at: Fort York National Historic Site, Gibson House Museum, Mackenzie House, Scarborough Museum, Spadina Museum, and Todmorden Mills.

Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities are currently being offered for high-school youth aged 14-18. Youth can volunteer to develop new skills, engage with their community, and contribute to museum programming.

Special Events

Event volunteers greet visitors, lead activities, and assist staff with stations. Volunteers may also assist with set-up and clean-up of events. Specific duties will vary depending on the event.

Weekly Program

Youth participate in hands-on activities that focus on developing new skills while interacting with their peers and connecting with the community. Activities and themes rotate seasonally, but youth can expect to engage with the public, contribute to the activation of museum spaces, and to assist with the development of museum programs.

Summer Camps

Camp volunteers engage with campers and assist staff with activities, set-up, and clean-up. Museum staff will assist volunteer in obtaining a mandatory Vulnerable Sector Screening check, and volunteers will need complete an additional camp-specific training. Camp Recruitment for 2023 is closed at this time.

Special Projects

Additional volunteering is available in-person and online to contribute to museum displays, take on leadership roles within the community, and more!

Time Commitment

Youth will complete two hours of training before starting their volunteer experience.

Shifts are offered regularly on weekends, school breaks, and some evenings throughout the year, and weekdays during the summer. Shift selection is flexible, with no minimum commitment at this time.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Gain leadership experience in a guest service oriented environment
  • Develop new skills with support and mentorship
  • Contribute to your community
  • Earn volunteer hours towards community service

When completing your application, please note that consent from your parent or legal guardian is mandatory to volunteer- please see details in the application form.


Toronto History Museums Youth Program / thmyouth@toronto.ca

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Mission Statement

Diversity Our Strength

Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world. We value the contributions made by everyone and believe that the diversity among its people has strengthened Toronto.

The Toronto History Museums Youth Program creates a safe, accessible, and inclusive space that offers meaningful volunteer and development opportunities for Toronto’s diverse youth.