Volunteering at the Nanaimo Museum

Volunteers are a very important key to the success of the museum – they support staff and provide programming.

Quite simply the museum could not operate without the help of the wonderful volunteers of Nanaimo. Volunteering is fun and rewarding at the museum. Volunteers receive several benefits including a free one-year museum membership, 15% gift shop discount, seasonal newsletter, regular exhibit and event information, and voting rights at the Annual General Meeting.

See our volunteers in action in our image gallery.

For more information

Contact Jamie Franzmann at program@nanaimomuseum.ca or 250-753-1821.

Volunteer Opportunities

The entry level volunteer position is Gallery Host.

This position allows new volunteers to become oriented with the museum exhibits and programs.  The trial period for volunteers is two months, at which time the volunteer and museum staff have an opportunity to discuss how the volunteer placement is going and whether it is a good fit for both parties.  At the end of the trial period, volunteers may have the option to spend time in other areas of the museum including programs and the front desk, if positions are available.

Interested in Volunteering

Application forms can be picked up at the museum, located just off Commercial St. behind Serious Coffee:

  • Nanaimo Museum
  • Port of Nanaimo Centre
  • 100 Museum Way,
  • Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J8