Thousands of people flock to the Wye Marsh every year for our Sweetwater Festival to enjoy the first harvest of the year.
Everyone has the chance to walk the trails, see different sap collecting systems, visit a modern day working sugar shack, taste fresh roasted bannock, and welcome the sights and sounds of spring.
- As a Sweetwater Volunteer you may help with:
- Selling tickets
- Creating take-home craft kits
- Sharing our natural history onsite with visitors
As a Volunteer, you would attend monthly meetings, help out with special events, and may take on responsibilities for specific duties - ie. advertising, concession stand, etc.
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities.
- Welcome and walk through our visitors as we show and tell the Avro Arrow Full Scale Replica and other historical artifacts.
- Our tours are guided but with the help of QR Codes that display specific details of the artifacts.
- Give a brief history chat of the Arrow's purpose, expectations and highlights.
- Chat with our fellow visitors, bond and make new connections!
- Board Members needed! Seeking volunteers with experience in:
- Grant writing
- Publicity or strategic planning in Education or Arts
- Attending activities, programs, and/or events with residents
- One-on-one visits with residents; spending time chatting, playing card games, doing puzzles, crafts
- Accompanying them on walks either within the building or outdoors (weather permitting)
- Miscellaneous duties as needed
• the development of our vertical files
• research topics for upcoming exhibits
• assist visiting researchers with their searches
The research volunteer will be provided training on the existing resources and how to use databases and on-line resources. We seek a weekly commitment of a minimum of 2-3 hours any day of the week or Wednesday evening.
- 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
The collections volunteer will assist with all or some of these tasks
• creating on a computer finding aids for subjects
• photographing or scanning artifacts
• working on special programmes related to research/geneology/history
• researching artifacts
The collections volunteer will be provided training on the existing resources and how to use databases and on-line resources. We seek a bi-weekly or weekly commitment of a minimum of 2-3 hours Wednesday afternoon/evening.
- The Museum Volunteers Will Report To The Museum Operations Coordinator And Will Support With:
- Exhibition Installation
- Visitor Experiences/Gallery Greeter
- Special Events
- Studio Assistant
- Support our Social Recreation Coordinator with the delivery of varied programs for people living with dementia.
- Ensure that participants are engaged
- Some light set up and clean up of the space for each program
- Training as appropriate for each course
- Volunteers participate in the activities along with the participants - It's fun!
- This program may be held virtually during the pandemic. A computer would be a requirement to volunteer in that case
Breakfast Club Facilitators
Professional Women's Group Facilitators
Stylist to help suit clients,
Professional Women's Group Mentors
Clothing Sorter - Sort Clothes, take inventory, and organize the store.
Stylists- Suit clients for their interviews (experience with Dress For Success may be needed, but will be provided).
Fundraising Committee- Creating events for fundraising opportunities, or volunteering for an already planned event.
IT Tech - Someone to create and maintain a social presence online to promote the organization and it's events.
Hair and Make up Stylists- Help show clients what is appropriate for interviews and work when considering make up and hair.
Board of Directors- Must be 18+, will sit in on the board meetings and hold an important role within the organization, for more information, contact Linda Reid, Executive Director for Dress For Success Orillia and Barrie.
If you are enthusiastic about getting involved in diversity, equity, inclusion & multiculturalism, please contact us!
Be part of a unique intergenerational initiative that connects generations through the power of storytelling. Volunteers will get 5 weeks of training and then will spend 8 weeks in an elementary school classroom sharing stories and building relationships. Volunteers must love children! For more information, a Brunch & Learn will be held on September 26 in Barrie- registration required.
As a Volunteer at the museum for our special events day we ask that you attend the museum the day before the event and the day of. Example: the day before the event we need help setting up displays, tents, picnic areas
The day of the event we need volunteers to assist visitors with directions, asssit in event displays, and promoting the museum