Volunteering At Glenbow

Voluteer at Glenbow

As an organization, we believe that volunteers are vital to the work we do. Thanks to hundreds of dedicated individuals, Glenbow Museum has a strong and vital volunteer program for 50 years. Through their enthusiasm, efforts, and involvement we are able to enhance our programs, better manage our collections, and provide our visitors with a great experience.

Glenbow Volunteers represent the museum in all capacities, whether they are frontline, serving visitors in various programs or the Glenbow Shop, or behind the scenes, ensuring that our collections are well kept and up to date. Our volunteers are all ages, come from all backgrounds, and are passionate about sharing their time, talents, and energy with us. Some volunteers have been with us over 20 years and continue to volunteer regularly.

Current Opportunities

Proserve Certified Volunteers (Age 18+)
This volunteer role supports our many special programming and events at Glenbow. Volunteers interested in learning more about a museum enviourment would particiate in selling beer or wine or selling drink tickets to guests. Events include artist discussions, film events, and opening exhibition parties for 1000 guests, to art instruction evenings. This volunteer role includes some lifting and moving ice and cases of wine/ beer, being on one's fee for up to 3 to 5 hours, as well as certain events where there is loud music/ band. Volunteers in this role enjoy engaging with the community and likeminded volunteers of all ages, as well as a focus on being flexible and having a willingness to help in a variety of tasks in a fast paced enviourment.

Upcoming Opportunities

Youth Discovery Room Art Assistants (14 - 17 years) will be accepted as of June 1, 2018.
The Glenbow Discovery Room is seeking youth who have an interest in learning about museums, art, and facilitation and material preparation. Opportunities can continue throughout the school year and may afford an occasional Friday evening as well as both one day special event and event volunteer possibilities (community days, member events, film nights, behind the scene tours, etc.) depending on the needs of the museum. Volunteers will work alongside Museum Educators in the Discovery Room. Experience or artistic ability is not required however an interest in art, museums, and education is recommended. Hours for Discovery Room Art Assistants take place between 12 noon - 3 pm or 1 pm -4 pm most weekends with a recommended 1 to 2 shifts per month. Scheduling is very flexible with respect to exams schedules and family commitments as volunteers utilize the Sign-Up Genius program to self-direct their volunteering schedule.

How to apply

Please scan and email your completed volunteer interest form (see above attachment) to volunteer@glenbow.org or mail to Glenbow, Volunteer Resources, 130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2G-0P3. Interest forms can also be dropped off in person at Glenbow's front visitor desk. Suitable applicants will be contacted for a volunteer intake interview as we are unable to contact all applicants. Those aged 18 years and over are required to undergo a criminal record and Vulnerable Person's check through Glenbow's Security Department. Two personal/ employment references are usually required.

For more information about Glenbow Volunteer Resources Manager at volunteer@glenbow.org

To find other rewarding volunteer opportunities in Calgary visit Propellus (formerly Volunteer Calgary).

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