Volunteering

Come, Make History!

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, collectively contribute more than 4,000 hours annually. You can volunteer as much or as little as you like; some volunteer for one day every year, and others come almost every day. 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:

  • Learn a historic trade or craft
  • Care for and interpret a historic building
  • Run a craft/activity at a Special Event
  • Tend a heritage garden and discover heirloom seeds
  • Share your passion for Canadian history while wearing historic attire

Volunteer behind the scenes:

  • Learn how to restore farm equipment
  • 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 20% off in our gift shop
  • Receive discounts to other attractions in Ontario
  • And come “Live it up” at one of Ontario’s Top Living History sites

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

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

To download a copy of our volunteer application form, please click here: Volunteer Application Form

Please note: Youth Volunteers, ages 12 – 15 are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Youth interested in volunteering must have participated in the Youth Interpreter Program prior to being accepted as a Youth Volunteer. For more information about our Youth Interpreter Program click here: Youth Interpreter Program

To learn more about our on-boarding 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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