Volunteering

Volunteering at Lang Pioneer Village Museum offers you the opportunity to learn new skills and meet great people while supporting the Museum’s mission to preserve, promote and authentically recreate the rural history of Peterborough County.

The Museum has a variety of positions and opportunities available. To read a first-hand experience of what it means to be a volunteer at Lang Pioneer Village Museum, click here.

Volunteers have an opportunity to:

  • Share a passion for or learn new skills related to a historic trade or craft
  • Wear a period costume, work in an historic building or garden, or run a craft/activity at special events
  • Learn and experience local Canadian history in a peaceful setting surrounded by 19th-century buildings and artifacts.
  • Gain experience working with the public in a Museum setting
  • Earn hours towards the requirements for high school community volunteer experience
  • Meet new people who share your interest in history or craft

Volunteer Positions at Lang Pioneer Village Museum:

  1. Costuming Department Volunteer
  2. Museum Shop Volunteer
  3. Historic Buildings and Facilities Volunteer
  4. Village Power and Equipment Club
  5. Historical Gardening Volunteer
  6. Historical Research Volunteer
  7. Interpretation Volunteer (Examples include Blacksmith, Carpenter, Tinsmith, Weaver, Printer, Innkeeper, School Teacher, etc.)
  8. Prop Production Volunteer (Exhibit and Special Event Props and Dressing)
  9. Special Events Volunteer
  10. Historical Foods Volunteer

Full descriptions for the above positions are available from the Museum.

To download a copy of our volunteer application form, please click here.

Police Records Checks and Vulnerable Sector Screening

• All volunteers aged 16 years and older are required to submit a Police Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening in order to volunteer.

Please note:
• Youth Volunteers, ages 12-15 are accepted on a case by case basis. They are required to complete an application form and will be brought in for an interview. Those youth interested in volunteering as an Interpreter must have participated in the Youth Interpreter Program prior to being accepted as Youth Volunteer.

Please note that the majority of Volunteer Recruitment takes place during the January – May window. During the Museum’s regular season, volunteer applications are accepted, but please be aware that it might take some time for a response.

To learn more about our selection process for new volunteers or for any other information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 705-295-6694 ext. 5103 or volunteer@langpioneervillage.ca.

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