Become a NVMA Volunteer
NVMA offers extraordinary opportunities to volunteer in the work of a community heritage organization. Whether you enjoy meeting people, working with children, or working behind-the-scenes, there are many ways you can volunteer.
School Program Docent
“Being a Docent gave me confidence in working with children” and “the flexible time commitment” meant “I could continue while in school.” ~ Rylee
As a docent, you will share your enthusiasm and communication skills and will inspire students to explore and appreciate our community’s history. Working in teams, docents present hands-on, curricula-based educational programs to primary- and intermediate-level students. Training is provided by NVMA staff members. Sessions run from mid-October to mid-December and from February to April. All programs are offered Wednesday to Friday mornings. Docent applications will be reviewed in September.
Do you enjoy workshops, lectures and presenting tours? Event volunteers help prepare for and present special events for adults, children, and families. Shifts are available on weekends and weekday afternoons.
The NVMA Youth Team is a new program offered by the Museum to encourage young people in North Vancouver to develop a passion for history. Students from grades 4-12 attend monthly meetings at the Museum’s Community History Centre where they learn about local North Vancouver history. Led by the Museum’s Education Programmer, the youth get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how the Museum works with tours of our archival ‘chamber of secrets’ and specialized presentations from Museum staff.
During their monthly meetings, the Youth Team work on a variety of projects; some examples are posted here. Youth Team members who are 15 or older automatically become Public Program volunteers and help represent the NVMA at community events such as Canada Day, Party at the Pier and Bug Light workshops.
North Vancouver Voices: Oral History Program
The 3oral history program exists to add emotional depth and human experience to the history of North Vancouver. These voices enrich the records that exist and fill in the gaps where records are lacking. We are looking for individuals to help interview our elders and to record their stories of how North Vancouver has changed or stayed the same and the variety of human experiences that make it unique.
Archives volunteers help to document our collections of photographs, maps, documents and other resources. Tasks include maintaining clipping files, data entry, scanning and research duties. If you enjoy learning about North Vancouver and working behind-the-scenes, this job is for you. The Archives is open Tuesday through Saturday.