Summerland Museum seeks volunteers

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to be more involved in your community, consider volunteering

The Summerland Museum has many projects planned for 2018 and is looking forward to a fresh new year. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to become more involved in your community, consider volunteering at the museum or running to be a board director in March.

We are looking for volunteers for these roles: greeter to welcome the public and share any knowledge you have about the displays; volunteers to help staff maintain or create new displays; administration to help maintain records, if you have skills in excel and word, we could really use your help; event volunteers to share information at public events such as Heritage Week or setting up and attending special events at the museum; education, for those who like working with school groups and the public; fundraising is always an area we need help with; the collections committee is looking for people interested in helping to provide input into items that may or may not be historically relevant to Summerland. This often requires research about items and then working with other organizations to find new homes for some items; obituaries – we have an extensive collection and looking for someone to maintain; Early Years, each week a unique photo is selected and sent to the Summerland Review with a captivating description

Join our oral history volunteer to help transcribe taped pioneer histories into written format and interview our old timers or if you have a special interest in part of Summerland’s history, e are looking for other volunteers who we consider experts in certain areas. Two of those volunteers are Paul and Eunice Randall who joined our volunteer team and have extensive knowledge and interest in First World War history. We are looking forward to their new First World War display this coming spring.

To become a volunteer, drop by the museum and talk to the staff or contact the volunteer co-ordinator Carol Stathers at 250-494-3308, carolstathers@gmail.com.

If serving on the museum board of directors is of interest, please visit the museum to find out more about their roles and responsibilities.

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