Sewing Volunteer

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

Position ID: V-CWD0278
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2022
Last Full Update: 20 Jan 2022

Opportunity Details: Sewing Volunteer

Contact Rhonda 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
  • 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
  • Clients Most interaction will be with paid staff and volunteers.
    Ages 16 year(s) and up
    Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
    Areas of Interest Culture & 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 Length Various commitment lengths are available
    Interaction Level Solitary
    Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Museum is main floor accessible
    Location Owen Sound
    Number of Positions Grey County 
    2 individual(s) needed in total.
    Training Orientation ; Orientation will be given on Museum operation only. You must have sewing skills for actual position
    Transportation Car required ; Volunteer is responsible for their own transportation
    Police Check Not Required

    Agency Details: Billy Bishop Home: Museum, Archives & National Historic Site

    Office Phone 519-371-0031
    Address & Map
    948 3rd Ave W
    Owen Sound, ON
    Canada N4K 4P6
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