Be an Archive Volunteer at Glenbow!
Glenbow Museum and The Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners (CALL) have created a new project, Stories from the Glenbow Archives, giving Retirees a special opportunity to volunteer with Glenbow.
Volunteers who are interested in learning more about researching an article of personal interest or from a selected list of topics relating to Glenbow's collection are needed.
Through this research, Retirees will have the unique opportunity to explore Glenbow's collection and author a 1500 word article to be published on Glenbow's website in 2014.
No experience is necessary and participants will receive training and support in research techniques from a Glenbow Archivist. CALL will provide peer reviews of articles in preparation for publication.
Time commitment is very flexible as the Glenbow Archives are open Tuesday to Thursday 10 am to 4:30 pm.
Donna Livingstone, President and CEO, will host interested Retirees at Glenbow on Wednesday January 15, 2014 between 10 and 1130 AM
To register, please contact Kari Welsh, Manager, Volunteer Resources, Glenbow Museum, at 403.268.4105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding for this project is provided by The Calgary Foundation.
Special Events Volunteers
We are recruiting for a number of engaged and committed volunteers to assist Glenbow Museum staff with special events and membership activities. Special events include Exhibit Opening events, Launch Parties, Weekend at the Museum, and Glenbow’s signature fundraising event, SCHMANCY.
Special event volunteers are occasionally needed during daytime events between 9:00am and 4:00pm. However, most events take place in the evenings (between 4:00 and 10:00pm) or on weekends.
Volunteer roles may include:
- Assisting with event set up
- Greeting visitors/members
- Being a customer service-oriented ambassador for Glenbow
- Dressing in theme costumes
- Assisting with event registration
- Assisting with maintaining events and clean up
- Duties as required during event
Shift time is flexible. We are seeking a commitment to events between October 2012 and June 2013. Glenbow volunteers enjoy opportunities to learn about the museum’s programs, exhibitions and other activities as well as to interact and connect with a diverse group of members, volunteers, staff and Glenbow supporters.
Volunteers at Glenbow often remark on the wonderful friendships, experience and knowledge they gain from their involvement at the museum. Glenbow volunteers also receive a complimentary family membership and discount at the museum shop after 100 hours of service.
Individuals are welcome to apply regardless of experience. Assets include:
- Maturity for the work involved
- An interest in Glenbow’s exhibitions, programs and other activities
- Commitment, enthusiasm and initiative
- Great communication and interpersonal skills when working with the public and staff
- ProServe Training
We encourage you to pass this information on to your contacts. It’s always more fun to get involved along with friends or co-workers!
Interested candidates should review the Understanding the Commitment section of Glenbow’s website and then complete and submit our Application Form. Please indicate that you are applying for "Special Events Volunteer." Successful completion of a security clearance will be required.
Discovery Room Volunteers
We are recruiting enthusiastic weekend volunteers to help in our popular and busy second floor Discovery Room.
Working with our Discovery Room Educators, volunteers provide a friendly and welcoming greeting to visitors, help visitors with activities and projects, demonstrate activity techniques, assist with tracking visitors and audio and visual equipment monitoring, tidy activity stations, and prepare material.
We are seeking volunteers who are friendly and outgoing yet professional, who enjoy working with the public and children, who are reliable and committed, and who enjoy teamwork in a busy setting. A love of museums is a must, and an interest in art and crafts is desired, but you DO NOT have to be an artist to enjoy this fun volunteer role!Â
Shift times are Saturdays or Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. A minimum commitment of at least two shifts per month is required. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.