Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Gabriola Museum. There are many opportunities for volunteering – as a Director or Office of the Board; as a member of one or more of the many committees; assisting the Archivist in the Archives or Museum library; helping with seasonal maintenance of the Museum grounds; providing tours, workshops, assisting children with Petroglyph rubbings, etc.
Volunteers are needed immediately for the following two committees: Fundraising and Public Relations & Operations.
Museum Committees include:
Acquisitions and Collections Committee: Working with the Archivist, members build, document and organize and build the Museum’s collections of print and artifacts; acquire information relevant to Gabriola; responds to genealogical and archival requests.
Education Committee: Members plan and organize public events and presentations, coordinate tours, school visits, and workshops, as well as train volunteers.
Public Relations and Operations Committee: Members prepare articles and media releases, manage the Museum website, and develop and update outreach materials.
Displays and Exhibits Committee: Members plan, prepare and produces the exhibits in the Museum. This is a hands-on group who roll up their sleeves and indulge their creativity to bring Gabriola’s history alive.
Fundraising Committee: Members utilizes various strategies to increase revenues for the Museum, such as holding raffles, organizing special events, preparing and submitting grant applications.
History Committee: Members respond to information requests from the public; write research articles; pursue projects of historic interest; assist Archivist and other Committees as necessary.
Maintenance Committee: Members maintain the physical fabric of the Museum building, exterior and interior, and the grounds. They organize work bees and don't mind getting their hands dirty painting, landscaping and repairing the Museum as needed.
Membership Committee: Members maintain an up-to-date register of all Gabriola Historical and Museum Society members, oversee annual membership renewals, and coordinate a membership blitz annually.
Gabriola Historical and Museum Society
505 South Road,
Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0
250-247-9987 | email: Gabriola Museum