Come make history happen with us!

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

Volunteers at Lang range in age from 6 months to 85 years old and, on average, volunteers collectively contribute more than 4,000 hours annually. Volunteers are a huge part of our team, and we couldn’t bring the village to life without them.

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

What can you do as a Lang Pioneer Village Museum volunteer? 

Volunteer in the Village - in a peaceful setting surrounded by 19th-century buildings and artifacts: 

  • Learn a historic trade or craft 
  • Care for and interpret a historic building  
  • Run a craft/activity at a special event 
  • Tend to a heritage garden and discover heirloom seeds  
  • Share your passion for Canadian history 

Volunteer behind the scenes – in areas with treasure-troves of delightful things:    

  • Conserve and care for artifacts  
  • Cook and prepare food for special events 
  • Design exhibits  
  • Create shop displays 
  • Sew a period costume 
  • Research 

Why volunteer at Lang Pioneer Village Museum? 

  • Help preserve heritage  
  • Gain experience working with the public in a museum setting 
  • Earn hours towards your requirement for high school volunteering 
  • Meet new people who share your interests 
  • Get free admission to Lang Pioneer Village Museum 
  • Get discounts in our museum shop 
  • Receive discounts to other attractions in Ontario 
  • And come “live it up” at one of Ontario’s best living history sites  

Want to be part of our team? The opportunities are endless! 

  • Costuming department volunteer
  • Museum Shop volunteer
  • Historic buildings and facilities volunteer
  • Village Power and Equipment Club
  • Facilities volunteers
  • Historical gardening volunteer
  • Historical research volunteer
  • Collections volunteer
  • Interpretation volunteer (Examples include blacksmith, carpenter, tinsmith, weaver, printer, innkeeper, school teacher, etc.)
  • Village staging volunteer
  • Special events volunteer
  • Historical foods volunteer
  • Food prep volunteer
  • Lantern lighter volunteer
  • Behind-the-scenes volunteer
  • Parking volunteer
  • Conservation volunteer

Full descriptions of volunteer opportunities are available from the Volunteer Coordinator.

To learn more about our onboarding process for new volunteers or for any other information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 705-295-6694 ext. 5102 or volunteer@langpioneervillage.ca. 

If you are unable to donate your time but would like to support the Museum, financial donations are always appreciated. For more information on making a financial donation, please visit our Donations page.