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Volunteer Interpreter Program (VIP)

This opportunity is for volunteers who wish to lead exhibit-related activities with visitors inside selected special exhibitions. Volunteers are required to attend all training sessions and to commit to the established program schedule on a regular basis.

Role: Provide highlights on themes and/or artifacts or present hands-on activities to visitors, giving them an opportunity to handle and discuss artifacts, reproductions and other exhibit-related materials.

Membership: Varies from exhibition to exhibition: about 30 to 50 volunteers are recruited for each of the selected special exhibitions.

When: The schedule for the Volunteer Interpreter Program varies with each different special exhibition, where it is offered, and in some cases this may include weekends and statutory holidays.

Training: Volunteers receive extensive training from Museum staff and other experts, practical information on their role, and guided practice time prior to the exhibition’s opening.

Incentives: Volunteer membership at the Museum with all associated benefits and privileges, as well as special perks offered by the Volunteer Interpreter Program.


Upcoming Volunteer Interpreter Program:

For further information or to register, please contact (819) 776-8281 or e-mail: programcoordinator@historymuseum.ca.

Museum Hours

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thur: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8
Tel: 1-800-555-5621

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