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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.


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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100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8
Tel: 1-800-555-5621

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