Sewing Volunteer

(Billy Bishop Home: Museum, Archives & National Historic Site)

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Position ID: V-CWD0278 Last Modified: 08 Feb 2022 Last Full Update: 20 Jan 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactRhonda Mitchell, Office Manager, Billy Bishop Museum, A National Historic Site; Phone: 519-371-0031; Email:
  • Sew garment bags to protect historic textiles and clothing 
  • Make padded hangers for the historic clothing 
  • Sew historic costumes  
  • Fit and alter costumes for costumed staff  
  • Advise if costumes need to be cleaned and/or laundered 
  • Repair damaged or worn costumes pieces  
  • Maintain a catalogue of costumes
  • Benefits
  • You will be helping to bring history to life 
  • Use your sewing skills for the benefit of Museum costumed staff and visitors 
  • Visit the museum at no charge 
  • Annual Summer Volunteer recognition event and Christmas Volunteer Appreciation luncheon
  • ClientsMost interaction will be with paid staff and volunteers.
    Ages16 year(s) and up
    Suitable for OSSDYes
    Areas of InterestCulture & Heritage ; Event Coordination & Support ; Fashion / Needlecraft ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
  • Proficiency reading and understanding sewing patterns  
  • Proficiency measuring and cutting fabric  
  • Advanced sewing skills  
  • Knowledge and skill in fitting and alterations  
  • Interest in fashion history, historic clothing and textiles  
  • Owning your own sewing machine is an asset
  • Commitment LengthVarious commitment lengths are available
    Interaction LevelSolitary
    AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Museum is main floor accessible
    LocationOwen Sound
    Number of PositionsGrey County 
    2 individual(s) needed in total.
    TrainingOrientation ; Orientation will be given on Museum operation only. You must have sewing skills for actual position
    TransportationCar required ; Volunteer is responsible for their own transportation
    Police CheckNot Required
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    Organization NameBilly Bishop Home: Museum, Archives & National Historic Site
    Office Phone519-371-0031
    Address & Map
    948 3rd Ave W
    Owen Sound, ON N4K 4P6
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