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Volunteer Opportunities

Museum volunteers contribute to maintaining our exhibits and collections and spend time assisting with children’s programs or the all-important clerical tasks that keep the Museum running. The support of our volunteers goes a long way in helping us tell the story of Welland.

Join us! – Volunteer your spare time to the Welland Museum!

Please note that potential volunteers will be asked to pass a required security check and/or be interviewed beforehand.

Job & Co-Op Postings


The Welland Museum is recruiting an energetic person seeking to gain first hand experience in developing and delivering educational programming. If you value teamwork, respect, honesty and commitment consider joining a team of dedicated professionals with passion for community and heritage.

Wage: $18.50/Hour
Positions Available: 2
Duration: Until August 23, 2024
Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2024
Anticipated Start Date: July 2, 2024
Hours: 37.5 hrs/week, Monday – Saturday, 9:00-5:00 pm.

Duties & Responsibilities
Children Summer Camp: -plan, organize, and develop camp curriculum within a specific budget -source materials required for camp, using budget restrictions -deliver a fun and supportive camp experience that helps enhance healthy child development through safe, stimulating, and positive activities -responsible for campers -greet parents before/after camp -interact with community partners.

Senior Programming: -develop interesting senior programs, including lectures and workshops, to be delivered on alternative weeks to camp -connect with community agencies to bring seniors to the Museum or bring workshops to the community -create a sound budget for workshops -facilitate workshops

Other: -welcome visitors to the Museum and assist with processing memberships, museum promotions, special events, and daily operations. -assist with the setup and installation, or exhibits including moving historical artifacts.

What skills will the participant develop during this placement?

  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Digital skills
  • Problem solving

Job Requirements
-Excellent communication skills to a wide audience base are essential
-Enjoys working with children
-Previous experience as working with children, preferably in a camp environment
-Excellent time management skills
-Must be able to speak in both English, French preferred

Education & Experience:
-Candidate must have completed a secondary school.
-Candidate must be a student, returning to school in the fall of 2024
-Candidate must be between 16 – 30 years of age

The Welland Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Executive Director to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

Job Types: Full-time, contract

To apply please email Lisa Mooney at

Windows to our Community

The story of Welland is really the story of generations of Wellanders. Our city has become home to people and families from all around the world, from all walks of life – and it’s those stories the Welland Museum wants to share.

The Museum is asking citizens of Welland to share information on their family history and how they arrived in Welland! What brought them to the city? Was it industry, business or something else? By sharing these stories, you are helping us expand our knowledge of how our community grew! 

 If you are interested, please fill out the contact form below with your story. Francophone citizens can submit their family stories in whichever language they please. 

*Subject line examples:  ” ____ Family History,” “My Story,” “Windows to our community”.

Fenêtres à notre communauté:

Le Musée de Welland est à la recherche d’informations des citoyens et citoyennes francophones sur l’histoire de leurs familles! Si vous êtes intéressé, veuillez remplir le formulaire de contact ci-dessous avec votre histoire. Les citoyens francophones peuvent soumettre leur histoire familiale dans n’importe quelle langue qu’ils souhaitent. Pourquoi est-ce que votre famille a installée à Welland? À cause des industries, entreprises, la communauté existant, ou une autre raison? Merci de nous avoir parlé de votre histoire familiale! En faisant cela, vous aidez à élargir notre connaissance de la façon dont la communauté s’est développée. Examples pour le ligne de sujet: « ____Histoire Familiale», «Mon Histoire»,  «Fenêtres à notre communauté».

Submit your Story